Uses of Bitumen / Bitumen Applications

By March 21, 2019 April 9th, 2019 Bitumen

85% Bitumen is used in Paving, 10% Bitumen is used in Roofing and 5% Bitumen used in other purposes.

Bitumen is very important and useful Product of our modern world. A crucial component of the Asphalt we use to build roads, Bitumen holds our city streets together and connects cities and countries across vast distances. It provides a backbone for personal and business travel, tourism and logistics.

Bitumen used generally in combination with other materials in many engineering fields. Some examples are given below:


High-Grade Bitumen is used in Electrical industry on mixing with wood tar, pitch, rubber, and resin. The battery containers are its best examples.


Bitumen is characterized by a set of useful properties such as: resistance to weather, water proofing, binding capacity and ability to provide a flexible surface.

Bitumen Applications

  • Highways
  • Airport Runways
  • Footways / Pedestrian Ways
  • Car Parks, Race Tracks
  • Tennis Courts, Roofing
  • Damp Proofing
  • Dams Reservoir and Pool Linings
  • Sound Proofing
  • Pipe Coatings
  • Cable Coatings
  • Paints, Building Water Proofing
  • Tile underlying Water Proofing