General Definition of Cutback Bitumen MC-3000
Cutback Bitumen MC-3000 is a medium curing cutback bitumen consisting of penetration grade bitumen blended with solvent to control its curing time. They type of solvent controls the curing time while the amount determines the viscosity of the cutback bitumen. The solvent usually used to manufacture a medium curing cutback bitumen is kerosene.
The advantage of cutback bitumen have over emulsions is a much higher residual bitumen percent, typically over 80% compares with over 40-65% for bitumen emulsions. The result is more bitumen left on the roadway after curing, for the same volume of binder applied.
Our MC-3000 Cutback Bitumen complies with the ASTM D2028-97 standards for construction and treatment of pavements.
Uses of Cutback Bitumen MC-3000
Cutback bitumen MC-3000 is suitable for primer sealing and can also be used in the manufacturing of asphalt pre-mix. Cutback bitumen are used extensively in sprayed sealing applications, particularly in colder weather where they proved improved initial stone retention due to their lower viscosity. Typically, a single application of the appropriate cutback bitumen is sprayed onto the primed pavement onto which aggregate is laid.
Packing of Cutback Bitumen MC-3000
Our packing options depends on our client’s needs. It can come in bulk (in tanker) or in new thick steel drums on pallet.
Specification of Cutback Bitumen MC-3000
|Properties||Specification Limit||Test method|
|Kinematic viscosity at 60°c ,cST||3000||6000||ASTM D2170|
|Flash point (tag open cup), °C||66||—||ASTM D3143|
|Residue from distillation to 437°F (225°C)|
to 500°F (260°C)
to 600°F (316°C)
to 680°F (360°C), percent volume by difference
|Test on residue from distillation test|
|Viscosity at 140°F (60°C)||30||120||ASTM D2170|
|Penetration 77°F (25°C) 100g, 5s mm||120||300||ASTM D5|
|Ductility 77°F (25°C) 5cm/min cm||100||—||ASTM D113|
|Solubility in trichloroethylene %||99||—||ASTM D2042|
|Water, percent volume||—||0.2||ASTM D95|