Another widely used grade of penetration is bitumen 80/100. Bitumen penetration grade 80/100 means the penetration value is in the range 80 to 100 at standard test, This bitumen’s level of hardness makes it ideal for paving roads in India and Central African countries.

The popularity of bitumen penetration 80/100 lies also in the fact that it can reduce the costs of road construction substantially. With an affordable price, this grade of bitumen helps traders with increasing their margins and end users with extending the service life of the roads.

Just like bitumen penetration 60/70, main refiners and suppliers of 80/100 grade are located in the Middle East. The region is one of the leading producers of crude oil in the world, therefore, its capacity for producing bitumen with premium quality is exceptional. Bitumen 80/100 in the Middle East is much affordable than other countries as well.

Bitumen 80/100 Specifications

No. Analysis Unit Limit Test Method
1 Density@25 ̊ C Kg/m³ 1010-1050 ASTM D70 or D3289
2 Penetration@25 ̊ C Mm/10 80-100 ASTM D5
3 Softening point ̊ C 42 Min. ASTM D36
4 Ductility@25 ̊ C Cm 100 Min. ASTM D113
5 Loss on heating Wt% 0.5 Max. ASTM D6
6 Drop in penetration after heating % 20 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
10 Viscosity@60 ̊ C P 1000+200 ASTM D2171
11 Viscosity@135 ̊ C CST 250 Min. ASTM D2170

Usage: The main common usage of bitumen 80/100 is being used for road constructionat cold regions.