Bitumen is one of the oil derivatives and is black and pasty in color and has many applications in road construction, insulation and asphalt and is produced in a variety of unique grades and physical characteristics. It is a type of hydrocarbon with a black to brown color and is easily soluble in carbon sulfide and carbon tetra chloride. This material is solid at room temperature and becomes a paste and liquid as the temperature increases. One of the main reasons for many types of this material is the presence of two main properties in this material, such as permeability and adhesion.
This material is a major type of additive in asphalt for road construction, after that it is mostly been used in insulation industry and the common uses of this material can be mentioned as follows:
– Road construction
– Different Industries
– Electrical insulation