Bitumen – a winning product
The bitumen we use in our roads and buildings is refined from carefully selected crude oils. A variety of different refining methods produce different kinds of bitumen and allow the manufacturer to produce specific characteristics in the bitumen. Producers often blend multiple crude oils together to produce consistent, high-quality bitumen that meets precise engineering specifications.
The most common refining process used for producing bitumen is straight reduction to grade from petroleum crude oil or a crude blend, using atmospheric and vacuum distillation. Read more...
The technical specification of the end product can be selected by managing the variables of the refining process, or by blending bitumens with different physical properties.