General Definition of Cutback Bitumen RC-3000
Cutback bitumen (also known as cutback asphalt) is an asphalt cement that has a solvent or distillate added into it to make it liquid at ambient temperatures and at the same time improve its ability to coat aggregates. The solvent or distillate usually used for this purpose are gasoline, diesel, kerosene and naphtha. Typical amount of solvent or distillate in a cutback bitumen is from 12% to 40%.
When gasoline or naphtha is used as the solvent, the final product is categorized as a rapid curing cutback bitumen. RC-3000 is one of the examples of a rapid curing cutback bitumen.
In other words, a cutback bitumen is a penetration grade bitumen blended with a solvent to control its curing time. The use of different solvent determines the type of curing the cutback bitumen will have, such as rapid curing, medium rate of curing, or slow rate of curing.
Our RC-3000 cutback bitumen is a rapid curing cutback bitumen. It follows the ASTM D2028-97 standards and is approved to be used for the construction industry as well as for pavement treatment.
Uses of Cutback Bitumen RC-3000
Cutback bitumen is normally used in spraying and in some mixing applications. They are also used in penetrating prime coats and in producing patching or stockpile mixtures. Cutback bitumen used in mixing with aggregate will usually contain an adhesion agent to assist to coat the aggregate surface. Typically, Cutback Bitumen RC-3000 is applied to asphalt or granular surfaces using truck mounted with spray equipment.
Cutback Bitumen RC-3000 is also used to waterproof surfaces, plug capillary voids, and to coat and bond loose mineral particles.
Packing of Cutback Bitumen RC-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 RC-3000
|Properties||Specification limit||Test method|
|Kinematic viscosity at 60°C, cST1||3000||6000||ASTM D2170|
|Flashpoint (tag open cup), °C||—||—||ASTM D3143|
To 437°F (225°C)
To 500°F (260°C)
To 600°F (316°C)
To 680°F (360°C)
|Test on Residue from distillation test|
|Penetration 77°F (25°C) 100g, 5s mm||80||120||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|