Description of bitumen 30/40

Bitumen 30/40 is a kind standard penetration grade bitumen. The bitumen penetration grade 30/40 supplied by Bitumen Malaysia is produced from the vacuum residue (short residue) feedstock. Penetration grade bitumens are specified by the penetration and softening point test. Penetration grade bitumens have a thermoplastic property which causes the material to soften at high temperatures and to harden at low temperatures.

The temperature-vs-stiffness relationship of bitumen is dependent on the type of crude oil and its refining method. Bitumen penetration grade 30/40 is semi-hard penetration grade bitumen used as a paving grade bitumen which is suitable for road construction and repair. It is also used for the production of asphalt pavements with technical specifications listed below. This grade of bitumen is mainly used in the manufacturing of hot mix asphalt for bases and wearing courses. Bitumen penetration grade 30/40 is one of the most used bitumen grades and it’s a basic material for all other bituminous products.

Uses of bitumen 30/40
Bitumen 30/40 is suitable for road construction and repair for the asphalt pavements with superior properties. This type of bitumen used in the manufacture of hot mix asphalt for bases and wearing courses.
Properties of bitumen 30/40

Bitumen Malaysia’s bitumen 30/40 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 30/40
Bitumen 30/40Test methodUnitSpecification
Specific gravity @ 25°CASTM D70kg/cm³1.01-1.06
Penetration @ 25°CASTM D5mm/1030-40
Softening pointASTM D36°C55-63
Ductility @25°CASTM D113cm100 min
Loss on heatingASTM D6wt %0.2 max
Drop in penetration after heating ASTM D5-D6%20 max
Flash point ASTM D92°C250 min
Solubility in CS2ASTM D4wt %99.5 min
Spot testAASHOT102 –Negative
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