Penetration Bitumen 100/150 is a standard grade of this category that is known as paving type and suitable for road construction and pavement production. This type of bitumen is the same as other grades manufactured from vacuum bottom raw material. Moreover, Penetration Bitumen 100/150 can be produced from the lower section of the distillation tower.
This grade is categorized by its penetration. The relationship between temperature and viscosity is vital in determining performance factors.
Penetration Bitumen 100/150, has a broader range of needle penetration compare to the previous grades. Its penetration is between 100 to 150 desi-millimeter. Also, the softening point of this grade is between 39 and 47 .
Furthermore, it should be mentioned that this grade is a temperature-dependent (thermoplastic) product. The higher the temperature, the softer it will be. And vice versa, the lower the temperature, the harder bitumen will be.
Penetration Bitumen 100/150 can act as a Newton type fluid, unlike modified bitumen at in-service temperatures. This grade of bitumen is used in road construction and repairing and in production of seals and coatings. Moreover, one of the unique applications of Penetration Bitumen 100/150 is to be used as a raw material to manufacture polymer modified bitumen (PMB) and most kinds of emulsion bitumen.
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