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Natural Asphalt

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Natural Asphalt Usage

  • In polish industry
  • In paint industry
  • As asphalt modifiers
  • As carbon black wetting agents for black news ink and heat set and gravure ink
  • As a binder in wood products industry
  • In drilling mud fluids and oil well cementing
  • As a binder and additive in steel desulfurization products
  • As foundry sands and casting sands additives
  • In cementing slurries
  • To insulate tanks, tubes and even molding
  • As an organic fuel in fireworks
  • To make waterproof coatings for water pipes
  • Asphalt driveway coat sealer
  • Solvent-based and emulsion pavement sealers
  • As a performance-enhancing agent for asphalt mixes
  • As a binder in metallurgical additives and refractories
  • For manufacture of high purity carbon electrodes in the nuclear industry
  • In manufacture of con-tact and hot melt adhesives, friction products, and pipe coatings
  • In roofing materials primarily as an agent to lower the penetration of petroleum asphalt without aging or oxidizing the base Asphalt
  • In Bitumen and Asphalt production

Advantages of Natural Asphalt Usage

  • Readily soluble without heating in aromatic solvents and in most chlorinated solvents
  • High Asphaltene content
  • High solubility in organic solvents
  • High purity and consistent properties
  • High molecular weight
  • High in resin and Nitrogen content

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