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Bitumen - Different Grades
Bitumen - Different Grades

By Srinivas Chowdary Sunkara // petrobazaar.com

Bitumen is classified into four types based on viscosity, as given below


Different Grades of Bitumen marketed

VG-10 BITUMEN: VG-10 is widely used in spraying applications such as surface-dressing and paving in very cold climate in lieu of old 80/100 Penetration grade. It is also used to manufacture Bitumen Emulsion and Modified Bitumen products. 

VG-20 BITUMEN: VG-20 is used for paving in cold climate & high altitude regions 

VG-30 BITUMEN: VG-30 is primarily used to construct extra heavy duty Bitumen pavements that need to endure substantial traffic loads. It can be used in lieu of 60/70 Penetration grade. 

VG-40 BITUMEN: VG-40 is used in highly stressed areas such as intersections, near toll booths and truck parking lots in lieu of old 30/40 Penetration grade. Due to its higher viscosity, stiffer Bitumen mixes can be produced to improve resistance to shoving and other problems associated with higher temperature and heavy traffic loads.