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What Are Bitumen And Bitumen Waterproofing?

Bitumen, which is the most crucial part of bitumen waterproofing, is a hydrocarbon composition found in deposits such as oil sands and pitch lakes or obtained by the distillation of crude oil in refineries. During the distillation process as lighter components rise to the top, heavy components, including the bitumen, fall to the bottom of the column.

After removing lighter fractions such as liquid petroleum gas, gasoline, and diesel from crude oil during the refining process, the residual component is called bitumen. The grade of bitumen can change up to how much volatile material remains in the distilled bitumen.

The bitumen can be used as a raw material or as a mix depending on application areas. It can be used as a binder in asphalt for roads, runways, parking lots, and footpaths. It is also used as a mix in the building and construction sector from the basement to roofing to provide excellent waterproofing quality.

Bitumen can be modified with polymers to enhance its performance and used in different forms of production in the building industry. It serves as the main component of waterproofing materials in form of sealants, mastics, adhesives, coating, etc.

Why Bitumen is Popular in Waterproofing Sector?

water insulation applying at the top of the building

First of all, bitumen has an economic process. Bitumen, which remains after the crude oil distillation process, is a by-product When primary products such as petrol, diesel, high-octane fuels, and gasoline are refined, the bitumen is left behind.

Besides, bitumen is a versatile product. It shows viscoelastic and thermoplastic behaviors. Bitumen has both viscous and elastic behaviors depending on the temperature and loading time. At high- temperatures or in long loading times, bitumen behaves as a viscous material. At low temperatures or in fast-loading mode bitumen behaves like an elastic solid.

The melting point of the bitumen is not so high that it can be melted easily during the application. Bitumen has a highly adhesive nature, which keeps the materials together strongly. All these features prove that bitumen waterproofing is one of the most convenient solutions for usage areas.

What Are Bitumen Products And Their Advantages?

workers applying water insulation

Bitumen waterproofing materials have a wide range of application areas. Thanks to SINOMTC, you can use different kinds of bitumen waterproofing products for different needs. Bitumen waterproofing materials in Baumerk’s product range, which are one or two-component products with solid and liquid forms, have many advantages.

For example, polyurethane and products modified with rubber are available for different kinds of application areas for providing different product features. Also, membrane, coating, mastic, and sealant forms are available. General product features perform super adhesion performance, elasticity, long-lasting and durable performance, high abrasion resistance, ease of application, and economics.

To learn much more about other waterproofing materials and bitumen waterproofing, you can take a look at our content titled as What Are The Waterproofing Materials: All Types, Uses, And Features.

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