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Cutback Bitumen Mc 3000


Cutback bitumen medium curing MC-3000 is a remarkable product in the realm of oil derivatives, providing a wide array of benefits across various applications. As a versatile construction material, MC-3000 has gained significant traction due to its unique characteristics, making it an essential component in infrastructure development and road construction projects.

Composition and Production

Cutback bitumen medium curing MC-3000 is primarily derived from bitumen – a viscous, black, and highly sticky form of petroleum. To create MC-3000, bitumen undergoes a dilution process where a volatile solvent is mixed with the bitumen. The solvent used is typically a petroleum distillate, making it an ideal choice for achieving the desired viscosity and consistency for different applications.

Properties and Characteristics
  • Viscosity Control: One of the key benefits of MC-3000 lies in its adjustable viscosity. This property enables engineers and construction professionals to modify the consistency of the bitumen according to project specifications. The ease of adjusting viscosity ensures seamless application across a range of climatic conditions.
  • Rapid Curing: MC-3000's medium curing rate facilitates efficient construction timelines. It allows for quicker drying and setting, reducing the inconvenience caused by project delays due to extended curing times. This feature is especially valuable in projects where time-sensitive execution is paramount.
  • Enhanced Adhesion: MC-3000 boasts exceptional adhesive properties, which enable it to bond effectively with different types of aggregates, including sand, gravel, and crushed stone. This enhanced adhesion contributes to the durability and longevity of road surfaces and other infrastructure components.
  • Versatility: With MC-3000, versatility is a standout feature. It can be applied in a variety of construction contexts, including road paving, patching, and surface treatments. Its adaptability extends to both new construction and maintenance projects, making it a go-to choice for engineers.
Advantages of Using MC-3000
  • Cost-Efficiency: MC-3000's ability to enhance the performance of asphalt mixes translates to longer-lasting roads and surfaces. This longevity, in turn, reduces maintenance and repair costs over time, making it a cost-effective choice for infrastructure projects.
  • Improved Weather Resistance: The rapid curing and adhesive properties of MC-3000 contribute to its excellent weather resistance. The product can withstand varying temperature extremes, ensuring that road surfaces remain intact and functional in harsh conditions.
  • Reduced Traffic Disruption: Due to its quicker curing time, MC-3000 minimizes the disruption caused by road construction and repair. This is particularly important in urban areas where traffic flow needs to be maintained as much as possible.
  • Sustainability: MC-3000's durability leads to fewer material replacements, which aligns with sustainability goals by reducing resource consumption and waste generation. This environmental consciousness is increasingly valued in modern construction practices.
Properties Min Max Test Method
Kinemalic 1 viscosity at 60°C, eSt 3000 6000 ASTM D2170
Flash Point (Tag Open-Cup),°C 66 ASTM D1310
Distillate, percent by Volume of total 360°C
To 190°C ASTM D402
To 225°C ASTM D402
To 260°C 15 ASTM D402
To 316°C 80 ASTM D402
Residue from distillation to 360°C:
Test on residue from distillation Penetration at 25°C,100g, 5 sec. 80
Ductility 3 at 25°C, cm 120 250 ASTM D402 / ASTM D113
Solubility in trichloroethylene, percent mass 100 ASTM D402 / ASTM D2024
Water, percent volume 0.2 ASTM D95
MC 3000 common packings:
One of the most common packaging of bitumen is new steel drum. The new steel drums are easy to handle, transport and a proper packaging to ensure the products reach their target destinations flawlessly without any leakage or spill. Read more