Exporting Natural Asphalt from Middle East

Gilsonite Known as Natural Asphalt, Natural Bitumen is a heavy hydrocarbon formed directly from crude oil reserves, it is produced when the volatile elements of crude oil are evaporated under immense pressure during many years and with specific physical and geographical conditions. Therefore Gilsonite is in solid shape with dark color and high carbon content and based on each mine geology Gilsonite could have different specifications.

Gilsonite applications are used in many industries such as, road construction, oil drilling, ink and paint, foundry, waterproofing, pipe coating, etc.

Asia Gilsonite Company has been exporting Natural Bitumen from Middle East for over a decade now and it is the companies honor to be well known in 21 countries such as Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Germany, UAE … for its high quality and standard servic

Natural Asphalt

In the Middle East, Natural Asphalt was known to the locals since many years ago and it was used mainly alongside coal for heating purposes during winter times. It was during the 1960s that some Bitumen manufacturers realized the unique characteristics of Gilsonite while using it for manufacturing membranes. When added to bitumen and applied to the membrane sheets the final product had more adhesiveness and resistance to temperature variations.

Gilsonite Applications

Gilsonite is used in several industries here are some well-known applications for Gilsonite

well-known applications for Gilsonite

  • In road construction, it is used as an additive to Bitumen. When Gilsonite and Bitumen are mixed with asphalt rocks the pavement will have more resistance to corrosion and climate effects. Subsequently, the pavement will last longer compared to traditional asphalt.
  • In oil drilling industry it is used to enhance drilling hole stability and to improve efficiency in drilling operations. Gilsonite is used in water based oil drilling muds and it has been practiced for decades.
  • In Foundry due to the high carbon content present in Gilsonite, it would perform excellently alongside coal to achieve a well finished molded product.
  • In pipe coating Gilsonite is mixed with bitumen and membrane to significantly increase the waterproofing nature of the coated surface, so that the pipes could perform in all-weather environments for many years.
  • In Rubber industry Gilsonite is used alongside carbon black to provide a much better finish color to the product and at the same time provides coherency to the finished material.
  • Gilsonite is used to manufacture ink, principally as a carbon black dispersing agent or wetting agent. Gilsonite itself is a hard, high softening point resin, and it could be used in the finished ink formula for its resinous abilities to offset the hydrocarbon and other resins.
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