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Bitumen - helping build Sri Lanka's road network

Lanka IOC has been marketing bitumen in Sri Lanka since 2010, and in three years has become a one of the major suppliers for the country.Two varieties of bitumen are available from our stock point in Kelaniya – Bitumen 60/70 and Bitumen 80/100.

VV Karunarathne & Co.

C & F Agent
75/1, Philmount Estate. Nungomugoda, Kelaniya.

+94 11 5517585 / +94 11 5733206

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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