Bitumen is a common binder used in road construction. It is black or dark brown non-crystalline soil having adhesive properties derived from petroleum crude either by natural or by refinery processes
Bitumen is in great demand….Uses Of Bitumen: In civil engineering works:
Constructions of roads, runways and platforms, water proofing to prevent water seepage.Mastic floorings for factories and godowns, Canal lining to prevent erosion. Dump-proof courses for masonry, Tank foundation, Joint filling material for mason
In Industries: Electrical cables and junction boxes. In battery manufacture as sealing compound. Paint industries for manufacturing black paints and anti corrosive paints. Ceramics. Printing inks. Water proof papers. Electrical capacitors.