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Bitumen is a natural hydrocarbon mixture of hydrocarbons heavier than pentane. It is a general term for naturally occurring mixtures of solid, liquid, and gaseous hydrocarbons that exist in the earth’s crust.

Bitumen packages are used to transport bitumen from the point of extraction to the destination. They are usually made from steel drums, Bulk, Felxitank or jumbo bags.

In the packing process, to solve these problems and make the cost lower, it’s necessary to change some technological methods. It will do good for the environment too. It’s so wasteful to use a lot of material and energy in order to make drums or bulk containers. If jumbo bags or drums are not good enough, consider making bulk containers instead of drums.

If you are still using drums and want a better packing solution, don’t hesitate to contact us here!

The penetration grade is an important parameter in the production of bitumen. It is a measure of the ease with which the bitumen can be penetrated by a given solvent, such as water. The penetration grade is measured as a percentage and it ranges from 0 to 100%. Bitumen with high penetration grade will penetrate solvents more easily than bitumen with low penetration grade.

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Bitumen, often referred to as asphalt, is a versatile and robust petroleum-derived material that serves as the backbone of modern infrastructure. Its waterproofing and adhesive properties make it indispensable in road construction, providing a durable and weather-resistant surface capable of withstanding heavy traffic and environmental elements. In addition to paving, bitumen’s insulation and sealing capabilities are highly valued in the roofing industry, protecting buildings from water penetration. Its thick, viscous nature and dark, lustrous appearance result from the careful distillation process of crude oil. At Patrona Group, we supply premium quality bitumen, engineered to meet the rigorous standards of construction and manufacturing, ensuring superior performance and longevity for your projects.

What Defines Grade A Bitumen?

1. Low Wax Content: Premium bitumen typically contains a wax content below 2.0%, which helps in maintaining consistency and workability at varying temperatures.

2. Negative Spot Test: The spot test determines the presence of unsaturated compounds that can affect the stability of bitumen. Grade A bitumen has a negative spot test, indicating a stable and reliable material.

3. Optimal Viscosity: The right viscosity ensures that bitumen can be pumped and worked with effectively at operational temperatures without being too fluid or too rigid.

4. Purity: Grade A bitumen is free from harmful contaminants and adulterants/additives that can compromise the quality and performance of the asphalt mixture.

At Patrona Group, we provide a wide range of high-quality bitumen grades to cater to diverse industry needs. Some the most popular products are:

Penetration Grade 60/70: This grade of bitumen is known for its optimal balance of hardness and viscosity, making it suitable for moderate climates. It is commonly used in road surfacing and some waterproofing applications, offering excellent cohesion and resistance to deformation.

Penetration Grade 80/100: Ideal for regions with cooler climates, Penetration Grade 80/100 has a lower hardness that allows for better penetration. It is frequently applied in the construction of pavements and rural roads where flexibility and adaptability to temperature variations are essential.

Penetration Grade 50/70: Penetration Grade 50/70 bitumen is recognized for its higher penetration resistance and is well-suited for hot climates. Its robust properties make it the preferred choice for heavy-duty roadways and airfields where high-temperature stability is a necessity.

Viscosity Grade 30: Viscosity Grade 30 bitumen offers a consistent performance with a focus on high-temperature susceptibility, ensuring a stable and strong bonding. It is particularly effective in heavy traffic pavements and industrial applications where stress resistance is a priority.

Viscosity Grade 40:This grade provides even greater resistance to rutting and thermal cracking, making it appropriate for very high-stress environments such as intersections, bus lanes, and truck terminals. Viscosity Grade 40 maintains its integrity under varying load conditions, ensuring longevity and durability.

AH-70 : stands out for its exceptional durability, tailored for challenging road projects. It’s a market leader in China, favored for its balance of flexibility and strength. Our AH-70 ensures cost-effective, long-lasting pavements, trusted by industry professionals nationwide.

Packaging options:

The 185 Kg new steel drum is a premier choice for many clients, providing a balance between volume and manageability, thus facilitating storage and distribution. Constructed with 0.6 mm thick high-quality steel sheets for both the body and the top/bottom.

We also offer Small Drums (150 Kg) for clients with storage constraints or specific handling capabilities.

Poly bags (1MT): Our 1MT poly bag packaging offers a proper solution for the transportation and storage of bitumen. Encased within a sturdy metal cage for added protection, these robust and specially engineered bags provide a flexible, safe, and environmentally friendly alternative.

Poly bags (1300MT), also known as Jumbo bags:. Ideal for substantial infrastructure projects, these large-capacity bags simplify the complexities of logistics and handling, while also offering the benefit of a reduced environmental footprint.

Bulk: Our bulk option for bitumen is designed for large-scale projects and clients requiring substantial quantities. Transported in heated tanker vessels or trucks, this format ensures a continuous and cost-effective supply chain solution, maintaining the bitumen’s quality while facilitating ease of handling and application for extensive infrastructural projects.

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