Bitumen Penetration Grade 40/60

Iran bitumen 40/60

JGPco – bitumen penetration grade 40/60 is semi hard penetration grade bitumen using as paving grade bitumen suitable for road construction and repair also for the production of asphalt pavements with below technical specification. This grade of bitumen is mainly used in the manufacture of hot mix asphalt for bases and wearing courses.Bitumen 40/60 is most used bitumen grade and basic material for all other bitumenious products.

Softening point and penetration of bitumen 40/60

Penetration grade bitumen supplied by GLB is pure petroleum grade bitumen, manufactured from vacuum bottom by passing hot air. The bitumen supplied by GLB is produced from remain of crude oil after cracking and removing hydrocarbon. Penetration grade bitumen 40/60 has penetration between 40~60 desi-millimeter and softening point between 48 ~ 56C. The penetration grade bitumen 40/60 has a thermoplastic property which is like as synthetic resin material which gets softer with heating and hardens when cooled. This grade of bitumen 40/60 has very strong viscosity compare to other grades.

Guaranty/warranty of Bitumen Penetration Grade 40/60

JGPco guaranty the quality of Bitumen Penetration Grade 40/60 with arrangement of international inspector to check quality and quantity of the bitumen during the loading to vessel and controlling the production by QC by batch test report before shipping. JGPco guaranty the quality to meet with ASTM/EN 12591.

Specification of Bitumen Penetration Grade 40/60

Bitumen 40/60


Test method

Specific gravity @ 25/25 cg



Penetration @ 25 c



Softening point c



Ductility @25 c

100 min


Loss on heating(wt) %

0.2 Max


Drop in penetration after heating %

5 Max

D-6 D-5

Flash point c

230 min


Solubility is CS2(wt) %

99.5 Max


Spot test




Bitumen Penetration Grade 40/60