Penetration bitumen 160/220 is one of the soft bitumen grades. These soft grades are used in cold climates like northern Canadian cities. Along with controlling the operating conditions, we have been able to produce the purest and high-quality bitumen, which can be referred to as the same grade. For instance, this grade of pure and high-quality bitumen is produced from the vacuum bottom by being processed through the hot air in the reactor.
Penetration bitumen 160/220 is classified as a soft grade. However, it still has thermoplastic properties, which means that with increasing temperature, its softness increases and with decreasing temperature, it decreases.
The reason why we consider this grade as a soft grade is the degree of needle penetration in this bitumen. The penetration of it is between 160 to 220 desi-millimeters.
Moreover, the softening point of this grade is 35 and 43 at the minimum and the maximum levels, respectively.
Penetration Bitumen 160/220 is used as a raw material for insulating products, sealing and coating routes, repairing of the damaged road surfaces, road constructions, and as a spray bitumen. Because of its penetration degree, it can be used in special paints produced with bitumen, producing waterproof membranes, lubricants, and in many other product formulations.
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