General frequet ask and question regarding Bitumen,oxidized bitumen,Paraffin,Gilsonite and rubber process oil

General Questions and Answers

Bitumen in drum is 1$/Kg steel cost and each ton of bitumen 60/70 is near 60Kg steel weight and means 60$ is only cost of packing but jumbo bag is 10$ only and it is quite feasible to pack to save alot of cost.

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Reason of increasing price of bitumen on 2021

1. local project has been stop for one year due Covid.

2. refineries shift on light crude and less vaccum bottom they will have.

3. China economic booming on 2021 and development is fast.

4. crude oil increasing.

5. africa needs high demand.



Most of bitumen buyer buying bitumen from Iran

Iran bitumen has below advantage:

1. Price is lowest

2. Quality is highest

3. Dealer are professional in bitumen business

4. Delivey is quick

5. Location of Iran is stratigic and has access to various market. 

6. A lot of Iraning marketing bitumen at site so Iran bitumen is one big brands!


Iran bitumen price is lowest in the Middle East

Iran producing big volume of bitumen compare to other countries and able to sell based on compititve rate. So volume is advantage to bring down the Bitumen price. 

Differences of Bitumen price in bulk and drum.

Bitumen price FOB of Bandar Abbas in differs packing in bulk and drum is 50$ differences.

Today price (17 July 2016)bitumen 60/70 and 80/100 in drum is 230$ per ton and bulk is 180$ so bulk bitumen is cheaper based on 50$ compare drum bitumen.

there are differnt grades of process oil DAE as below :

DAE 10 , DAE 11 , DAE 20 , DAE 40 ,DAE 50 , DAE 60

since source of cruid oil has been decreased rubber process oil price increased in all over the world .


what is dispersants in rubber industry ?

it is some kind of additive which increase the plasticity or fluidity of a material, it is called also as dispersants and main usage is in plastic industries .


what is different between Aromatic rpo oil and paraffinic rpo oil  ?

Aromatic RPO generally is very dark in colour normally brown & good compatible with most Rubber Polymers. when colour of the end product is not important using aromatic oils like belts , tires , floor mats ,...Paraffinic rubber process oil is lighter than aromatic rpo , has a wide range of viscosity , higher Aniline & Flash Point. It is extensively used in the manufacturing of butyl tubes, EPDM based rubber products,  hose pipe & automotive Components.

what are rpo refinery in iran ?

  • sepahan 
  • iranol 
  • behran 
  • pars 
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