Cutback Bitumen [CB]
Cutback bitumen is made by adding controlled amounts of petroleum distillates, such as kerosene. This process is done to reduce the viscosity of the bitumen temporarily so it can penetrate pavements more effectively or to allow spraying at temperatures that are too cold for successfully sprayed sealing with neat bitumen.
The materials used to cutback bitumen will evaporate after application to leave the remaining material similar in hardness to the original bitumen.
Cutback bitumen is used when there is limited access to heating equipment, and bitumen may be cooled throughout working.
This type of bitumen is used in road operations for surfacing and pavement. Medium-Curing (MC) bitumen is achieved from solving pure bitumen into kerosene.
The cutback is classified based on viscosity grade. It is divided into three categories:
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