Bitumen is a hydrocarbon material with high viscosity and colloidal structure, and black to dark brown color and is completely dissolvable in Carbon Disulfide and Carbon Tetrachloride. Being impenetrable to moisture and water, electrical insulation, elasticity, moderate resistance against acids, bases and salts and adhesion to other materials are the most important features of bitumen.

The most production type of bitumen in the world is petroleum bitumen which is obtained from crude oil distillation and they are classified based on Penetration Grade (standard ASTM-D5).

The vast majority of bitumen is used by the construction industry, as a constituent of products used in paving and roofing. Excellent waterproofing characteristics and thermoplastic behavior make it ideal for a wide range of applications. At elevated temperatures (typically between 100 and 200 °C) it acts like a viscous liquid and can be mixed with other components and manipulated and formed as required. Once cooled, it is an inert solid that is durable and hydrophobic (repels water).

Various terms are used to describe conventional bitumen such as straight run, paving grade and penetration grade (or ‘pen grade’). When people use these terms they normally mean grades of bitumen that can be produced at a conventional refinery in a relatively simple way. The vast majority of bitumen used in asphalt for road construction is conventional bitumen; that is why it is often known as paving grade. The term ‘pen grade’ is short for penetration grade, and reflects the fact that this type of product is often classified (in Europe and parts of Asia) using the penetration test. The term straight run refers to the fact that this type of bitumen is often produced directly from the vacuum distillation process, without any further modification.

Bitumen grades can be classified as follows:

  • Penetration Bitumen (30-40, 40-50, 60-70, 85-100, 80-100)
  • Viscosity Grade (VG-10, VG-20, VG-30, VG-40)
  • Cutback Bitumen (Rapid-Curing, Medium-Curing, Slow-Curing)
  • Emulsion Bitumen (CRS, CMS, CSS)
  • Oxidized Bitumen (75/30, 85/25, 85/40, 95/25, 105/35, 115/15)
  • Modified Bitumen

Exploration Energies Company is able to supply different kinds of bitumen according to the customer’s needs.

Iran’s bitumen is one of the highest qualities in the world and at present Iran is the first exporter of bitumen in the Middle East and the fourth largest exporter in the world. This product has been exported to the Middle East market, South and East Asia, Africa and Europe.

We can supply bitumen with the best quality and different packing. Available packings are:

  • Bulk
  • New steel drum : 150kg, 180kg and 220kg
  • Jumbo bag : 1000kg, 500kg and 300kg

As we are registered in Iran Mercantile Exchange, we are able to supply and export bitumen from all Iranian bitumen refineries such as Jey oil refinery, Pasargad Refinery, Arak Refinery, Esfahan Refinery, Shiraz Refinery and Tehran Refinery based on our costumer’s demand.

Right now we are exporting Bitumen to different countries like UAE, African countries, CIS countries, Turkey, China, Malaysia, Bangladesh, India, and Gulf countries.

Exploration Energies is able to supply Iranian Bitumen 40/50, 60/70, 80/100 and other types to all over the world at a competitive price.

"L/C at sight payment is possible for us for Iran bitumen"


Product : Iranian Bitumen- Grade 60/70
Packaging : New Drum, Bulk
Price : Negotiable
Payment terms : Negotiable, T/T
Delivery Terms : FOB Iran Ports, CFR ASWP
Min order : 100 MT
Origin : Iran