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Bitumen - helping build Sri Lanka's road network

Lanka IOC is the market leader in Bitumen sector in Sri Lanka and has almost decades experience on supply of Bitumen grades. Other than regular Bitumen grades 60/70 & 80/10 drum supplies in Sri Lanka, company also exports these grades along with Bitumen Grades VG 10 & VG 30 in drum packs of 156 kg / 180 Kg.

Mr. Swapan Haldar

Senior Vice-President Lubes (M&P)

+94 759 278687 / +94 11 2475706

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    Bitumen - What you need to know

    Bitumen is a common binder used in road construction, and has a wide range of industrial uses. It is principally obtained as a residual product in petroleum refineries after higher fractions like gas, petrol, kerosene and diesel, etc., are removed.
    Black or brown, it varies from viscous to solid; the solid form is usually called asphalt. The term may also refer to any of the various flammable mixtures of hydrocarbons and other substances, occurring naturally or obtained by distillation from coal or petroleum, that are a component of asphalt and tar and are used for surfacing roads and for waterproofing.

    Uses of Bitumen

    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

    Manufacturing black paints and anti corrosive paints

    Electrical cables and junction boxes

    In battery manufacture as sealing compound

    Joint filling material for masonry


    Printing inks

    Water proof papers

    Electrical capacitors

    Bituminous felts