Bitumix is used as additive in bituminous compounds. Thanks to the identical chemical composition (predominantly asphaltenes) the product is easily blended with the bitumen with no need for high shear milling as is the case with many other modifiers. The additive raises the compound’s softening point and decrease the penetration, giving the Bitumix -modified asphalts higher stability, reduced deformation, reduced temperature susceptibility and increased resistance to water stripping than non-modified asphalts.
Thanks to its lower price compared to the bitumen, Bitumix also brings an economic benefit without detriment to the quality. The product can replace, depending on the type of bitumen used and the cold flexibility of the final product, up to 15% of bitumen content. It can be also used to make both solvent-based and emulsion pavement sealers with superior appearance and weathering properties. It is not soluble in water, alcohols, or acetone.
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