Gilsonite® Binder Grade
Principal Applications Asphalt Modification and Improvement Asphalt Pavement Sealer Explosives Briquette or Pellet Binder
Softening Point (ASTM E28-92)
Ash (ASTM D271-70 M)
Typical Particle Sizing (ASTM E11-70)
% Retained (Cumulative)
+ 4 mesh
Gilsonite® resin Binder Grade is soluble in aromatic solvents (Benzene, Toluene, Xylene) and in most chlorinated solvents. It is also soluble in aliphatic and low aromatic solvents (VM&P and other Napthas, Ink Oils and Mineral Spirits), but mixing time is longer. Without heating, the pulverized grade is recommended. Upon aging, liquid solutions may thicken, and gelling can occur in solutions using aliphatic solvents. Binder Grade can be hot fluxed with asphalt to improve ductility and weathering properties. It is also compatible with waxes for special uses. Gilsonite is either insoluble or has limited solubility in most alcohols and ketones.
Gilsonite Binder Grade is available in 50 lb. and 25 kilo net multi-ply paper bags which may be palletized and stretch wrapped. It is also available in bulk loaded trucks and a variety of bulk bag sizes.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Gilsonite is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon. There is no known history of dermatitis, lung disease or other health problems associated with handling of Gilsonite as supplied. Dusts are subject to combustion. Normal precautions used with flammable materials apply.