Bitumen Class 170

Bitumen class 170

Meaning of Bitumen Class 170

Bitumen class 170, produced according to AS 2008 Table 2.2, is designed for standard road sealing and low-traffic asphalt projects. It’s ideal for typical spray sealing and lightly traveled road surfaces.

 Benefits of Class 170 Bitumen

  • Superior Performance: Offers enhanced durability and resistance to rutting and cracking, ensuring long-lasting road surfaces.
  • Versatile Applications: From highways to urban streets,  caters to a wide range of road construction projects, including asphalt concrete and surface treatments.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: With its proven performance and longevity, helps reduce maintenance costs and extends pavement lifespan.

 Difference Between Bitumen Class 170 and 300

They are more likely to be similar and they’re both bitumen, but one’s a bit softer than the other. Class 170 is a bit firmer, while Class 300 is a bit squishier.

 Uses of Grade 170 Bitumen

It is handy for building roads, waterproofing stuff, and making things stick together. Bitumen  class170 like the glue that holds roads and roofs in place. So, if you see a smooth road or a leak-free roof, chances are played a part in it. It helps them last longer and handle heavy traffic. Also, it’s used to make different types of bitumen products.


It is available in 0.6 mm thickness, 180 kg net weight drums, 95 cm height, and 45 cm diameter (+/- 3 kg operational tolerance).

Handling and storage

Don’t keep bitumen 170 stored in hot places for too long because it can spoil. It’s best to store it at the coolest temperature you can while still being able to use it. Usually, it’s good to keep it between 10°C to 40°C higher than the temperature needed for pumping when you’re using it for regular tasks like mixing and moving it around.

Price of Bitumen C170:

The price of  Bitumen Grade 170 bitumen can vary depending on how much is needed and where you get it from to obtain the best price, please contact our sales representative.

Specification of Bitumen Class 170

Bitumen C170



Viscosity at 60°C



Viscosity at 135°C



Viscosity at 60°C, after RTFO



Penetration at 25°C



Flashpoint 60°C



Viscosity of residue at 60°C

% of original




232 min

Density at 15°C