Description of bitumen 10/20
Bitumen 10/20 is a type of penetration grade bitumen that is produced by the non-destructive refining of crude oil during petroleum refining.
Bitumen 10/20 ensures long-term savings as it allows for a thinner pavement design, which uses up to 30% less asphalt than traditional designs, while ensuring extended pavement life. Its penetration grade is between 10 to 20 and its softening point is between 58 to 66°C. It is a commonly used paving grade bitumen as it is suitable for road constructions and repairs and also for the production of asphalt pavements. This grade of bitumen is also mainly used in the manufacture of hot mix asphalts.
Uses of bitumen 10/20
Properties of bitumen 10/20
Bitumen Malaysia’s bitumen 10/20 is fully qualified and guaranteed through the expertise of our international inspectors to ensure the quality meets the industry standards. Bitumen Malaysia’s bitumen is guaranteed to meet the international standard of ASTM.
Technical specification of our bitumen 10/20
|Bitumen 10/20||Test method||Unit||Specification|
|Specific gravity @ 25°C||ASTM D70||kg/cm³||1.01-1.06|
|Penetration @ 25°C||ASTM D5||mm/10||10-20|
|Softening point||ASTM D36||°C||58-66|
|Ductility @25°C||ASTM D113||cm||100 min|
|Loss on heating||ASTM D6||wt %||0.2 max|
|Drop in penetration after heating||ASTM D5-D6||%||20 max|
|Flashpoint||ASTM D92||°C||250 min|
|Solubility in CS2||ASTM D4||wt %||99.5 max|
|Spot test||AASHOT 102||–||Negative|