Bitumen VG 30

Bitumen VG 30

Description of Viscosity Grade Bitumen VG 30

Bitumen VG 30 is a specific grade of viscosity bitumen designed for use in regions with cold climates or high altitudes. Tailored to withstand temperatures ranging from 30 to 37°C on average, VG 30 bitumen is particularly suited for road construction in such environments.

Properties of Bitumen VG 30

VG 30 bitumen boasts a standard penetration value of 60 mm at 25°C, indicating its ability to penetrate materials. Furthermore, its absolute viscosity ranges from 1600 to 2400 poise at 60°C, illustrating its flow characteristics under high temperatures.

Applications of Viscosity Grade 30

This grade of bitumen finds extensive application in the construction of extra-heavy bitumen pavements, capable of enduring substantial traffic loads. VG 30 bitumen serves as a fundamental component in road construction, insulation, building construction, and the production of cutback bitumen.

Common Usages of Asphalt Viscosity Grade 30

Road Construction: It serves as a binder in asphalt mixes, facilitating the creation of strong and durable road surfaces resistant to deformation and water damage.

Asphalt Pavements: It is utilized as a binder in the production of asphalt concrete pavements for parking lots, driveways, and sidewalks.

Roofing: VG 30 bitumen constitutes a primary material in the manufacturing of roofing materials like asphalt shingles and roofing felt.

Waterproofing: It functions as a sealant and waterproofing agent in various construction applications, including underground waterproofing systems, dams, and bridge decks.

Pipe Coating: It is applied for coating pipelines to provide protection against corrosion and other forms of damage.

Packaging of the Product

Pack and transported in various formats to accommodate different transportation needs:

180kg New Steel Drum: Loading 110 Drums in a 20 ft container.

375kg Bitubag: Loading 24 MT in a 20 ft container.

Bulk in vessel: Loading 2000 to 20,000 MT in a Bitumen Carrier.

Bulk in Flexi Bag: Loading 20 MT in a Bitumen Flexi Bag.

Bulk in Tanker: Loading 25 MT in a Truck Tanker.

Viscosity Grade Bitumen 30 Specification




Test Method

Absolute Viscosity, at 60 ◦C


Min 2400

ASTM D4402

Kinematic Viscosity, at 135 ◦C


Min 350

ASTM D2170

Flash Point


Min 220


Solubility in Trichloroethylene


Min 99

ASTM D2042

Penetration Value, at 25 ◦C




Softening Point


Min 47


Viscosity Ratio, at 60 ◦C


Max 4

ASTM D4402

Ductility at 25 ◦C, after thin film oven test


Min 40


Specific Gravity, at 25 ◦C


Min 1.0131


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