VG10 bitumen is the softest grade of viscosity bitumen. This type of bitumen is widely used for spraying applications and surface coating.

VG 10 bitumen means that your bitumen is also suitable for paving roads in a very cold and cold climate instead of the old 80/100 penetration grade. The air temperature that matches VG10 bitumen ranges from -100C to 250C. Due to the high temperatures in hot climatic zones, the application of VG10 cannot provide desirable rutting resistance.

This type of bitumen is also used to manufacture bitumen emulsions and modified bitumen products.

As a viscosity grade bitumen, VG10 has a better performance in cold weather.

Bitumen VG 10

No. Analysis Limit Test Method
1 Absolute Viscosity @60 ºC, Poises Min. 800 IS 1206 (Part 2)
2 Kinematic Viscosity @135 ºC, cst Min. 250 IS 1206 (Part 3)
3 Flash Point (Cleveland Open Cup) ºC Min. 220 IS 1209
4 Solubility in Trichloroethylene, % Min. 99 IS 1206
5 Softening Point (R&B), ºC Min. 40 IS 1205
6 Penetration @25ºC, 0.1mm 100g, 5 Sec. 80-100 IS 1203
Tests on Residue from Thin Film Oven Tests / RTFOT
7 Viscosity Ratio @60ºC Max. 4.0 IS 1206 (Part 2)
8 Ductility @25̊ ºC, Cm, after thin film oven test Min. 75 IS 1208
9 Specific Gravity@27/27 ºC Min 0.99 IS 1202

* Conforms to (IS 73:2006) Specifications.

Usage: Bitumen VG 10 is mostly used for surface dressing on paving and repairing by spraying applications in very cold climate instead of 80/100 penetration bitumen grade. It also used to produce bitumen emulsion and modified bitumen products.