Bitumen ss1

Introduction to Bitumen SS1

Bitumen SS1 plays a crucial role in various industrial applications, offering distinct advantages based on their properties and composition. Among these,  Bitumen Emulsion SS-1 stands out for its slow-setting characteristics and exceptional stability, making it a preferred choice in diverse scenarios.

Rapid vs. Medium/Slow-Setting Emulsions:

Rapid-setting emulsions are ideal for surface dressing, while medium or slow-setting variants are suitable for mixtures.

Stone mixtures benefit from medium-setting emulsions, whereas sand mixtures require slow-breaking emulsions to achieve optimal results.

Breaking Process and Stability:

Anionic emulsions primarily breakthrough water evaporation in the continuous phase, making them sensitive to temperature and humidity.

Despite being produced under various shearing forces, Anionic Bitumen Emulsion SS-1 maintains stability, ensuring reliable performance over time.

Chemical Composition and Bonding

Anionic Charge and Industrial Significance:

Anionic emulsions, characterized by a negative charge, are extensively researched and utilized in industries like Industrial Coatings due to their compatibility with various systems.

When combined with Cationic emulsions, a strong bond forms, leading to a solid-state transformation. However, this isn’t suitable for coatings due to application limitations.

Emulsion Composition:

Bitumen  SS1 incorporates partially desulfonated lignosulfonate and emulsion-conditioner compositions for stability and performance enhancement.

Production and Environmental Impact

Production Process:

The production process involves meticulous mixing of water, bitumen, and emulsifiers to achieve the desired particle size and stability.

Anionic electron addition through emulsifiers ensures particle uniformity and floating in the water, contributing to environmental friendliness and safety during application.

Environmental Benefits:

Bitumen SS-1’s adhesive properties to building materials, particularly those containing lime, enhance its environmental compatibility and application versatility.

Application and Usage of  Bitumen SS1 

Waterproofing and Building Applications:

Anionic Slow-Setting Bitumen Emulsion SS-1 is a cold/non-liberated liquid applied for waterproofing, ideal for concrete, metal surfaces, and building applications.

Its high flash point and low solvent content make it user-friendly and safe for various application methods like painting, squeegeeing, airless spraying, and rolling.

Construction and Maintenance:

SS-1 finds extensive use in cold asphalt applications, especially in cold or humid conditions, sealing, highway construction, surfacing, and maintenance.

Its slow-setting nature allows for stable mixing with fine or dusty aggregate mineral particles, offering water-resistant characteristics post-reaction with Portland cement constituents.

Packaging and Storage

Anionic Bitumen Emulsion SS-1 is efficiently packed in robust steel drums to prevent leaks during transport, ensuring product integrity and safety. Bulk packaging options like bitutainers and tankers cater to varying industrial needs, enhancing convenience and operational efficiency.

Specification of Anionic Bitumen SS1

Specification of bitumen SS1

Viscosity SSF , 25 °C (s) 20 100 ASTM D244
Viscosity SSF , 50 °C (s)  — —  ASTM D244
Storage stability, 24h (%)   —  1 ASTM D6930
Demulcibility  , 0.02 N CaCl2 (%) —   —  
Cement mixing (%) —   2  
Sieve (%) —  0.1 ASTM D6933
Residue (%) 57 ASTM-D244
Solubility in trichloroethylene % 97.5   ASTM D2042
Penetration 77°F (25°C) 100g,5s mm 100 200 ASTM D5
ductility, 77°F (25 °C), 5cm/min (cm) 40   ASTM D113