Bitumen VG 10

Bitumen VG 10

What is Viscosity Grade Bitumen VG 10

Bitumen VG 10 bitumen is great for paving roads in cold places, taking over from the older 80/100 penetration grade. It works well when it’s not too hot or too cold, ideally between -10°C and 25°C. But in hot areas, it might not resist bumps in the road very well because it’s not very thick.

In its name, “VG” stands for “Viscosity Grade,” which tells us how thick or runny it is. and isn’t very thick, so it’s good for roads with moderate traffic and temperatures. It’s a dark, thick, sticky substance made from crude oil. People use it a lot in making roads and also in keeping things waterproof, like roofs and sealing cracks.

 Optimal Temperature Range: It works best when it’s not too hot or too cold. It’s just right when the temperature is between -10°C and 25°C. This makes it handy in places where it gets really cold, like when it snows.

Staying Strong: Even when it gets hot, VG Grade asphalt 10 stays tough. Its softening point is at least 45°C. This means it doesn’t get all squishy or break easily, even when there’s a lot of traffic or it’s baking in the sun.

 A Bit of History:

People have been using Viscosity grade asphalt 10 in road construction for a long time, even back in ancient times. But it wasn’t until about a hundred years ago that it became a standard thing. That’s because people wanted roads that would last a long time, even with lots of cars and trucks driving on them. Since then, it’s been used all around the world for making roads.

 Applications of  Asphalt  Viscosity Grade 10

 It is used in road construction, where it plays a key role in making asphalt mixes. Its low viscosity allows for easy mixing and application, resulting in smooth and durable road surfaces. Additionally, it is employed in roofing materials for its waterproofing properties and in pipe coating to enhance corrosion resistance.

 Properties of Bitumen Viscosity Grade 10

  • Penetration Values: These measure how deeply the bitumen can sink into materials it usually ranges from 80 to 100 at 25°C.
  • Softening Points: It has softening points between 40 to 50°C. This means it can handle high temperatures without getting squishy.
  • Ductility: This reflects asphalt viscosity grade 10 It can stretch between 100 to 150 cm at 25°C without breaking.

Advantages of Using Viscosity Grade 10

Works Well in Moderate Temperatures it is great for temperatures under 30°C, making it perfect for areas with moderate weather.

Smooth Flow: It has an absolute viscosity of 800, which means it flows nicely during application, resulting in well-made surfaces.

Better Adhesion: Compared to Viscosity Grade 30  and Viscosity Grade bitumen, Viscosity Grade 10 penetrates deeper into materials. This means it sticks better, making it stronger for road construction and other uses.

Price of the Bitumen VG 10

The cost varies depending on factors such as market demand, supply availability, and location. Generally, VG 10 bitumen is competitively priced compared to higher viscosity grades due to its widespread use and production efficiency. For further details please contact our designated sales Team for quotation and orders.

Packaging

Packaged in various formats to accommodate different transportation needs. Common packaging options include steel drums, Bitubags, bulk vessels, Flexi Bags, and tankers. The choice of packaging depends on factors such as quantity, handling requirements, and transportation logistics.

Specification of Bitumen VG 10 Grade

 

Specification

Unit

Value

Test Method

Absolute Viscosity, at 60 ◦C

Poise

Min 800

ASTM D4402

Kinematic Viscosity, at 135 ◦C

CST

Min 250

ASTM D2170

Flash Point

◦C

Min 220

ASTM D93

Solubility in Trichloroethylene

%WT

Min 99

ASTM D2042

Penetration Value, at 25 ◦C

0.1mm

80-100

ASTM D5

Softening Point

◦C

Min 40

ASTM D36

Viscosity Ratio, at 60 ◦C

◦C

Max 4

ASTM D4402

Ductility at 25 ◦C , after thin film oven test

Cm

Min 75

ASTM D113