Bitumen 160/20

Bitumen 160/220

Bitumen 160/220 stands as a cornerstone in the realm of road construction and asphalt pavement production..

Specifications Overview

  • Grade: Bitumen Penetration Grade 160/220
  • Usage: Road construction, asphalt pavements
  • Properties: Superior adhesion, rheology, and durability
  • Quality Assurance: International inspection, batch test reports
  • Compliance: ASTM standards

Understanding Bitumen Penetration Grade 160/220

Asphlat Penetration Grade 160/220 is a pivotal standard Asphalt , ideal for paving in road construction projects and crafting asphalt pavements known for their superior properties. This grade of bitumen plays a vital role in manufacturing hot mix asphalt used in base and wearing courses.

Production and Characteristics

Sourced from the fractional/vacuum distillation of crude oil, Asphalt 160/220 offered by Carbokim embodies petroleum-grade quality. The manufacturing process involves extracting bitumen from vacuum residue (short residue) feedstock. The specifications for penetration grade bitumens are determined by penetration and softening point tests, primarily identified through penetration range.

Application in Road Construction

Penetration Grade 160/220 finds its niche in road construction, particularly in creating asphalt pavements with exceptional properties. Its thermoplastic nature allows for softening at higher temperatures and hardening at lower ones, crucial for adhesion, rheology, durability, and application temperatures.

Benefits and Importance

This standard bitumen grade is instrumental in enhancing the cohesion and stability of bituminous mixes, making it indispensable for achieving robust and durable road surfaces.

Guarantees and Quality Assurance

Carbokim ensures the quality of Asphalt 160/220 by employing international inspectors to oversee quality and quantity during loading onto vessels. Quality control is further reinforced through batch test reports before shipping, guaranteeing compliance with ASTM standards.

Packaging and Pricing Bitumen 160/220

The Asphalt Penetration Grade from CARBOKIM is meticulously packed to ensure optimal quality and usability. It is typically available in various packaging options, including drums, containers, and bulk shipments, tailored to meet the diverse needs of construction projects.

As for pricing, the cost of Bitumen Penetration Grade 160/220 may vary based on factors such as quantity, packaging, delivery location, and market fluctuations. CARBOKIM BITUMEN offers competitive pricing structures, coupled with superior quality and reliable supply chain management, making it a preferred choice for discerning customers in the bitumen industry.

Specification of Bitumen 160/220

Bitumen 160/220

Test method



Penetration @ 25°c

IP 49



Softening point °c

IP 58



Kinematic Viscosity @ 135 °C

IP 370


135 min

Flashpoint °c

IP 36


220 min

Solubility is CS2(wt) %

IP 47

wt %

99 min

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