News ID: 237394
Published: 0321 GMT January 15, 2019

Iran produces advanced bitumen

Iran produces advanced bitumen

Iranian researchers produced a new type of state-of-the-art bitumen based on the global standards whose quality can change based on the volume of traffic.

There are different types of bitumen in Iran based on the performance grade (PG) which were categorized since four years ago and are produced depending on weather conditions in various regions, reported Fars News Agency.

Iranian researchers have now succeeded in the production of a new type of bitumen, based on normal, heavy, very heavy and extra heavy traffic, which also enjoy the quality of being produced for different weather conditions.

Iran is one of the major exporters of bitumen in the world.

Iran exported 2.38 million tons of bitumen worth $561 million during the first eight months of the current Iranian year (March 21-November 21, 2018) registering a 16.15-percent increase in value compared with last year’s corresponding figure.

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