Description of bitumen 40/60

Bitumen 40/60 is a standard penetration grade bitumen. It is usually used as a paving grade bitumen for road constructions and also as a raw material to produce a different, more superior paving grade bitumen. Bitumen 40/60 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 40/60 is semi-hard penetration grade bitumen used as a paving grade bitumen which is suitable for road constructions and repairs. It is also used for the production of asphalt pavements. The technical specifications can be found listed below. This grade of bitumen is mainly used in the manufacturing of hot mix asphalt for bases and wearing courses. Bitumen penetration grade 40/60 is one of the most used bitumen grades and it’s a basic material for all other bituminous products.

Uses of bitumen 40/60

Bitumen 40/60 is suitable for road construction and repairs. It is also used in the manufacture of hot mix asphalt for bases and wearing courses.

Properties of bitumen 40/60

Bitumen Malaysia’s bitumen 40/60 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 European Standard DIN EN 12591:99.

Technical specification of our bitumen 40/60
Bitumen 40/60Test methodUnitSpecification
Penetration @25°CIP 49mm/1040-60
Softening point IP 58°C48-56
Kinematic Viscosity @135⁰CIP 370mm²/s325 min
Flashpoint IP 36°C230 min
Solubility in CS2IP 47wt%99 min
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