Cutback Bitumen MC-250 is medium curing (MC) cut-back asphalt consisting of penetration grade asphalt cement and diluent or cutter of medium volatility. The diluent temporarily reduces the viscosity of the asphalt cement for ease of handling and application. After application, the diluent evaporates, leaving asphalt cement to perform its function. MC–250 bitumen viscosity is between 250-500 CST.
Cutback bitumen MC-250 is dissolved of bitumen in solvents of kerosene. In many countries, kerosene and other volatile petroleum-derived products are added as a cutter or cutback agent to bitumen to reduce (or cutback) the viscosity of the bitumen.
The mixture obtained may be called cutback bitumen. The reduction in viscosity of the bitumen aids the construction of seal coats in road pavements as the softened mixture wets the chips more easily.
The cutback agent evaporates from the seal coat, the cutback agent becoming a negligible component of the seal coat a few months after application. If significant amounts of the cutback agent remain in the seal coat an unwanted long-term softening effect may result.
Our MC-250 Cutback Bitumen complies with cutback petroleum asphalts of the Medium-Curing type for use in the construction and treatment of pavements as per ASTM D2028-97 reapproved in2004.
Cutback Grade Bitumen is normally used in spraying and in some mixing applications. Cutback Bitumen is penetration grade bitumen blended with a solvent such as kerosene, white spirit, gasoline, and naphtha, controlling the curing time. Cut back petroleum asphalts of the rapid curing type supplied by jey pasargad Co are petroleum grade bitumen manufactured from the fractional / vacuum distillation of crude oil blended with a solvent. Bitumen supplied by jey pasargad Co is produced from the vacuum residue (short residue) feedstock.
Penetration Grade bitumen are specified by the penetration and softening point test. Designation is by penetration range only. The penetration grade bitumen have a thermoplastic property which causes the material to soften at high temperatures and to harden at lower temperatures.
The reduction in viscosity of the bitumen MC250 aids the construction of seal coats in road pavements as the softened mixture wets the chips more easily. The cutback agent evaporates from the seal coat, the cutback agent becoming a negligible component of the seal coat a few months after application. If significant amounts of the cutback agent remain in the seal coat an unwanted long term softening effect may result.
The particular medium cure asphalt used is largely dependent upon ambient temperatures. For example, with warm weather it would be desired to use a medium cure asphalt exhibiting a high viscosity, such as MC800 or MC3000 whereas in cold weather, it would be desired to use a medium cure asphalt exhibiting a low viscosity, such as MC250 or MC70 and bitumen MC30.
This cutback bitumen bulk in the tanker and also in new steel and thick drum on the pallet to prevent all leak inside of the container.
Cutback agents are used to lower the viscosity of bitumen when it is applied as a primer to the surface of a road pavement aggregate base course or substrate. Kerosene is used as a bitumen cutback agent at different concentrations according to local conditions and requirements.
The cutback bitumen is ideal for prime coat and cold applied because of easy uses and no need to thinning and heating.
Damp-Proof Courses–Used as damp-proof membranes in concrete floors particularly for small repairs or where extensions are keyed-in to existing structures.
Current common uses are in penetrating prime coats and in producing patching or stockpile mixtures. Cutback asphalt used in mixing with aggregate will usually contain an adhesion agent to assist in the coating of the aggregate surface.
Refer to Safety Data sheets before use.
Transport, use and store at the lowest temperature possible.
Eliminate all potential ignition sources during application.
Avoid breathing vapors. Avoid contact with skin.
Always wear appropriate PPE including heat protection when used hot.
DO NOT allow product or washings to enter storm water or sewer systems.
|property||specification limit||Test method|
|Kinematic viscosity at 60°c ,cST||250||500||ASTM D2170|
|Flashpoint (tag open cup), °C||66||—||ASTM D3143|
Distillate, volume percent of total Distillate to 680°F (360°C)
|to 437°F (225°C)
To 500°F (260°C)
to 600°F (316°C)
Residue from distillation to
680°F (360°C), percent volume by difference
|Test on Residue from distillation test|
|Viscosity at 140°f(60°C)||30||120||ASTM D2170|
|Penetration 77°F (25°C) 100g,5s mm||120||300||ASTM D5|
|Ductility 77°F (25°C) 5cm/min cm||100||—||ASTM D113|
|Solubility in trichloroethylene %||99||—||ASTM D2042|
|Water, percent volume||—||0.2||ASTM D95|