Penetration Grade – ASTM / AASHTO

AnalysisUnit40-50 limit60-70 limit85-100 limit120-150 limit150-200 limit200-300 limitTest Method
Density @ 25ºCkg/m 31010-10601010 -10601000 -10501000 -10501000 -1050990-1040ASTM D70 or D3289
Penetration @ 25ºCmm/1040-5060-7085-100120-150150 -200200-300ASTM D5
Softening PointºC49 min46 min42 min38 min36 min32 minASTM D36
Ductility @ 25ºCcm100 min100 min100 min100 min100 min100 minASTM D113
Loss on heatingwt%0.2 max0.2 max0.5 max0.5 max0.5 max1 maxASTM D6
Drop in penetration after heating%20 max20 max20 max20 max20 max37 minASTM D5
Flash pointºC232 min232 min232 min218 min218 min177 minASTM D92
Solubility in Trichloroethylenewt%99.0 min99.0 min99.0 min99.0 min99.0 min99.0 minASTM D2042
Spot testNegativeNegativeNegativeNegativeNegativeNegativeAASHTO T 102
Viscosity @60ºcP4000±8002000±4001000±200450±90250±50200±50ASTM D 2171
Viscosity@135ºccSt400 min300 min250 min170 min150 min80 minASTM D 2170
Test on Residue From Thin Film Oven Test (ASTM D1754)
Retained Penetration after
(T.F.O.T) , %
%58 min54 min50 min46 min46 min40 minASTM D5
Ductility , (25 °C),5cm/min ,
cm after TFOT
cm505075100100100ASTM D113
Viscosity @ 60ºcP20000 max10000 max5000 max2250 max 1250 maxASTM D 2171
Density @ 25ºCkg/m 31010-10601010 -10601000 -10501000 -10501000 -1050990-1040ASTM D70 or D3289

Cutback Bitumen MC250

PropertyMinMaxTest Method
Kinematic Viscosity at 60°C(140°F), mm²/s250500ASTM D2170
Flash Point (Tag Open –cup), °C(°F)66(150)ASTM D3143
Distillate test : Distillate, volume percent of total distillate to 360 °C (680 °F)ASTM D402
To 225 °C (437 °F)10 
To 260 °C (500 °F)1555
To 316 °C (600 °F)6087
Residue from distillation to 360°C(680°F),
percent volume by difference
Tests on residue from distillation :
Penetration at 25 °C (77 °F) , 100 gr , 5 s120250ASTM D5
Ductility at 25°C (77 °F) , cm100ASTM D113
Solubility in trichloroethylene , (% by mass)99.0ASTM D2042
Water , (% by volume)0.2ASTM D95
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