Bitumen 60/70

bitumen 60/70

Meaning of Bitumen 60/70?

Bitumen 60/70 numbers denote the penetration value of the bitumen at 25 degrees Celsius. Generally it is using in road construction as asphalt binder between base and aggregates.It has powerful binding, establishing the highest bond between aggregates to produce asphalt, paving products, and waterproofing agents.

Additionally, its flexibility allows for expansion and contraction of the pavement due to temperature changes. Furthermore, it provides durability and resistance to water, making it suitable for various weather conditions.

Differences of 60/70 and bitumen 80/100

Standard bitumen 60/70 has penetration between 60 to 70, whereas bitumen 80/100 has penetration between 80 to 100. Additionally, the softening point of 60/70 is 48 to 52, while that of 80/100 is 42 to 48C.

Usage of bitumen 60/70

bitumen usage


1. Road Construction

 Firstly, paving grade bitumen 60/70 is extensively utilized as a binder in the construction of roads and highways. In addition to serving as a binder, it contributes significantly to enhancing the durability and strength of the road surface.

2. Asphalt Mixtures

 Moreover, it is a key component in the production of asphalt mixtures or hot mix asphalt (HMA), which is used for surfacing roads, parking lots, and other paved areas.

3. Roofing

 Furthermore, it is also employed in the manufacturing of roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles and roofing felt and membrane roll sheet. Moreover, its waterproofing properties make it suitable for protecting buildings from water damage.

4. Waterproofing

 Additionally, due to its water-resistant properties, it is used in the production of waterproofing materials for various applications, including foundations and basements.

5. Pavement Sealants

 Furthermore, it is used in pavement sealants and coatings to effect the durability and longevity of paved surfaces.

6. Industrial Applications

Lastly, it is used in various industrial applications, such as corrosion protection for pipes and tanks.

Why you get different price of bitumen 60/70 from different suppliers?

Generally Bitumen has different quality, and it is raw material for other grades of bitumen like PMB and emulsion bitumen. So quality of this product depends on bitumen 60/70. Public refineries always have the highest prices, and then private refineries, followed by packing factories. Therefore some suppliers make the bitumen with vacuum bottom (VB), which is expensive. Meanwhile, others use a blend of VB and vacuum resin (VR), and some opt for cheap VR, which does not meet all the standard indices, resulting in a lower price.

Embossed bitumen means

jey embossed bitumen drum

High brands public refineries make the bitumen and emboss the drums therefore signifying that it is filled up inside of the bitumen refinery, and the quality is guaranteed by their name. Meanwhile, the quality of private refineries is very good, but it depends on the vacuum bottom, resulting in finished products with different outcomes not only in basic items but also in other technical specifications like viscosity at 60C and 130C. Public bitumen manufacturers have a higher cost, so their prices are consequently higher than those of others.

How to Buy High-Quality Bitumen 60/70?

Assessing the quality of bitumen involves various controls. However, after confirming the penetration value, a simple test can help determine its quality:

Odor: A lesser smell indicates lower sulfur content, as some may add sulfur to increase weight.

Viscosity: Ensure the viscosity falls within the specified range. Using vacuum resin instead of vacuum bottom can affect quality.

Spot Test: It should yield a negative result, as some factories heat bitumen directly, leading to burning.

Choosing a Bitumen Factory

There are four types of bitumen factories, each with varying investment costs and quality:

Continuous Production: Offers the highest quality but comes at a higher price.

Batching Type with Hot Oil Circulation Heating: May not pass TFOT test.

Batching Factory with Direct Heating: Prone to burning and molecular chain changes.

Blending Type: Has problems with viscosity and high wax content, making it challenging to use in asphalt.

Best size and packing of bitumen for multimodal transport

We offer various types of bitumen packing, including drums (150 kg, 180 kg, 200/210 kg).

bitumen 60/70 packing

Jumbo bags (300 kg, 380 kg, 1000 kg)

In 20ft container 24MT of 300Kg and 20MT of 1 ton jumbo bag stuffing also in 40ft container we can stuff up to 28.8MT depend on destination road authorities and limits.

Metal tin cans

bitumen in metal tin

Up to 26MT we can stuff in 20foot containers without pallet.

Bitutainers (22 MT)


Depend on CST plat of bitutainer approx 22 to 25MT filling.

Bulk vessels (1500 MT to 70000 MT)

bitumen bulk vessel tanker

Based on vessel capacity we are accepting bulk vessel if customer arrange his own vessel to our port and per hour 300MT can fill into.

Truck tankers (22 to 26 MT with heating elements)

bitumen truck tanker

There are many types of bitumen tanker truck with dual layer to keep the temperature high and single layer which is getting cold faster.

We deliver bitumen 60/70 to door of your project

Selecting the appropriate bitumen 60/70 for a construction project is a crucial decision that can significantly impact the performance and longevity of the infrastructure. Additionally, if you take the bitumen in drum or jumbo bag, we will deliver bitumen melter to your site. Afterward, you can use it and then return it to us.

Ductility of Bitumen 60/70

Sulfur, ranging from 3-7% by weight, can be added to hot-mixed asphalt to enhance ductility at low temperatures. Small amounts of rubber are another option to further increase ductility. Additionally, extender oil is recommended, and it is available in various viscosities, such as 10, 20, and 30-40.

Viscosity of Bitumen 60/70

The viscosity 60/70 falls within the range of 1600 to 2400. It measures the resistance to flow, affecting deformation resistance. Moreover, wax content directly impacts viscosity, making lower wax content preferable for easier asphalt work.

Specific gravity of bitumen

At 25C the Specific Gravity Kg/Cm3. is 1.01 to 1.06 which is refers to the ratio of the density of a substance to the density of a reference substance (usually water) therefore In the context of 60/70, it provides insights into the density and compactness of the bitumen material.

Fire point of bitumen (flash point)

The fire point of Bitumen 60/70 is minimum 220C and refers to the temperature at which the material emits vapors that can sustain combustion in the presence of an external ignition source therefore it is a crucial parameter for evaluating the flammability and fire resistance of bitumen-based products.

Idea on Bitumen Prices

Bitumen price has direct relative to VB price and crude oil (HSFO) also exchange rate of USD to locally currency.

The Shell brand

Shell Bitumen company invests in state-of-the-art technologies and processes meanwhile optimize bitumen production and ensure consistency in product specifications. Additionally, Shell Bitumen collaborates with industry partners and stakeholders to promote best practices and knowledge sharing across the value chain. Shell Bitumen remains committed to delivering high-quality products and moreover solutions that meet the evolving needs of customers and contribute to the development of sustainable and resilient infrastructure systems.

Data sheet of bitumen

  • Gravity @ 25/25 °C: 1.01/1.06
  • Penetration @ 25 °C: 70/60
  • Softening Point: 48/52 °C
  • Ductility @ 25 °C: 100
  • min Loss on Heating (wt) %: 0.2
  • Max Drop in Penetration After Heating: 20 Max
  • Flash Point: 250 min °C
  • Solubility in CS2 (wt) %: 99.5 Max
  • Spot Test: Negative

Download specification of bitumen 60/70

Specification and data sheet of bitumen 60/70

MSDS of Bitumen 60/70

MSDS and SDS of bitumen 60/70

Certificate of inspection bitumen 60/70

bitumen 60/70 inspection certificate

SGS certificate

SGS certificate of bitumen

Origin Certificate from UAE chamber

COO of bitumen certificate of origin from UAE chamber

Bill of Lading for reference of previous shipment

BL of 60/70 business reference

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