Bitumen penetration grade 100/120 means the penetration value is in the range 100 to 120 at standard test, Bitumen Penetration Grade 100-120 is Semi Hard penetration grade bitumen used as Paving Grade bitumen. It is suitable for road construction and repair. It is also used for the production of Asphalt Pavements. This grade of bitumen mainly used in the manufacturing of hot mix asphalt for bases and wearing courses. It’s one of the most used bitumen grades and a basic material for all other bituminous products.

Bitumen 100/120 Specifications

No. Analysis Unit Limit Test Method
1 Density@25 ̊ C Kg/m³ 1010-1060 ASTM D70 or D3289
2 Penetration@25 ̊ C Mm/10 100-120 ASTM D5
3 Softening point ̊ C 42-49 ASTM D36
4 Ductility@25 ̊ C Cm 100 Min. ASTM D113
5 Loss on heating Wt% 0.2 Max. ASTM D6
6 Drop in penetration after heating % 30 Max. ASTM D5 and D6
7 Flash point ̊ C 232 Min. ASTM D92
8 Solubility in Trichloroethylene Wt% 99.0 Min. ASTM D4
9 Spot test - Negative AASHOT102


Usage: Bitumen 100-120 is semi hard penetration grade. The main common usage is production of asphalt pavements, road construction and repair.