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Material Safety Data Sheet
Prepared in compliance with Regulation (EU) No 453/2010

Prepared on: 07.10.2009                                      Revised: 05.11.2017                                            Version: 1.1CLP


1.1. Product identifier

Trade name: 

Name:          Oxidized bitumen with penetration index PI>2.0

Synonyms:   Asphalt, oxidized

CAS No:      64742-93-4

EC No:       265-196-4

Index No:  Not applicable

Registration No:  01-2119498270-36-0005

1.2. Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against

For the production of asphalt binders, sealing compounds, paints and varnishes   

1.3. Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet

Manufacturer:         CHEMICAL MINE WORLD LTD

Address:                Unit level 14(B) & 14 (C) Main office tower, Financial Park Labuan Complex, Jalan Merdeka,

                                Federal Territory of Labuan, 87000, Malaysia             

Tell:                       +6087599272

Fax:                      +6087599201

1.4. Emergency telephone number: 

Emergency contact no:  +60172424951


2.1. Classification of substance or mixture

Classification                             According to Regulation (EC) No                      According to Council Directive

Hazards                                    1272/2008 (CLP) + additional classification:     67/548/EEC:

Resulting from                           not classified not classified

Physicochemical properties:

For humans:                             Not classified not classified                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         In normal usage conditions the product is hot. It may cause burns and emits vapours. When working with hot bitumen any contact with vapours must be avoided.
                                               In case of prolonged storage in closed containers, hydrogen sulphide may be released from bitumen, with concentration reaching hazardous levels.

For environment:                       Not classified not classified                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In normal usage conditions it presents no hazard to aqueous and terrestrial organisms. However, in case of building and insulation works it is necessary to heat upthe                                                  product, which causes the release of vapours and their emission into the atmosphere.

2.2. Label elements

Pictogram: None

Signal word: None

Hazard statements: None

Precautionary statements: None

2.3. Other hazards

According to the applicable law, oxidized bitumen is not classified as a hazardous material. Studies in animals have shown that repeated exposure to its vapours may produce a weak carcinogenic response (see Section 11).


3.1. Substances

Substance name Formula:  % by weight CAS No EC No Index No

Oxidized bitumen Not applicable 100 64742-93-4 265-196-4 Not applicable

A complex substance composed of heavy vacuum distillate (known as flux) and residues from vacuum distillation of crude oil, containing hydrocarbon compounds having carbon numbers predominantly higher than C25, small amounts of elements (S, N, O, metals) subjected to oxidation by air.


4.1. Description of first-aid measures


Immediately move the affected person to fresh air, place the person in a lying position, loosen the clothes; if the person is not breathing, give artificial respiration; if no heartbeat is detected, apply external cardiac massage combined with artificial respiration using a respirator, cover the affected person, ensure a calm atmosphere; do not administer any fluids to unconscious persons and persons with disturbance of consciousness. Transport the affected person in a recovery position.

Skin contact:

Cool the burn area as quickly as possible to reduce further heat-related injuries. Cool the burn area with cold

Running water for at least 10 minutes. Avoid excessive cooling of the body.             
Do not attempt to remove

Bitumen from the burn area.    Upon cooling down, bitumen forms a waterproof, sterile layer on the burn

Surface, protecting it from drying. Polluted clothing may be taken off, provided that it has not stuck to the skin.

Eye contact:

Flush thoroughly with a slow stream of potable running water for at least 15 minutes with eyelids retracted, remove  contact  lenses,  do  not  wipe  the  eyes,  place  a  sterile,  loose  dressing  on  the  eyes;  consult  an ophthalmologist.


Do not induce vomiting as the product may get into the respiratory tract.

Do not administer any oral medication. If no improvement is observed, seek medical assistance.

4.2. Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

Not specified.

4.3. Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

In case of an accidental contact of hot bitumen with skin, do not attempt to remove the bitumen. In each of the cases listed above, if the symptoms persist, seek medical attention immediately or take the affected person to hospital, showing the product packaging or label.


5.1. Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media: Carbon dioxide, dry chemical, expansion foam, sand, diffused water currents,

Extinguishing steam.

Unsuitable extinguishing media:         
Do not use dense water streams on the surface of molten bitumen

Due to the hazard of violent splatter of hot bitumen.    Water may be used only to cool down hot surfaces.

5.2. Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

 Sticking of hot bitumen to body and clothing.         
Foaming and splatter occur when the hot product has Contact with water. During fire, released gases and vapours are heavier than air and can collect in depressions, spread just above the ground within a certain distance from the source of fire and present a new combustion hazard.
As a result of fire the following compounds are formed: carbon monoxide, a compound mixture of bitumen millings, and - depending on composition - small amounts of sulphur oxides, nitric oxides and metallic oxide fumes.

5.3. Advice for fire-fighters

Small fires should be extinguished with sand, a dry powder extinguisher or carbon dioxide extinguisher;        large

Fires should be extinguished with expandable foam and diffused water currents.

Persons  participating  in  fire  extinguishing  operations  should  be  trained,       wear  a  full  set  of  anti-static

Protective clothing and equipment isolating the respiratory tract.  


6.1. Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

The use of personal protection measures is recommended - see Section 8 of the MSDS. Avoid direct contact with the released material due to the risk of thermal burns. Avoid inhaling vapours. Immediately secure the source of discharge: cut off the fluid feed; protect against contact with water or other fluids;  eliminate  all  possible  sources  of  ignition  –  extinguish  open  fire,  declare  no-smoking  zone;  restrict personnel access to the discharge area and the directly adjacent area; ensure a clear escape route; evacuate all persons who do not participate in the firefighting activities from the endangered area. In case of larger spillages call the chemical rescue service and secure the spillage, preventing it from spreading by digging a ditch or building a barrier of sand, earth or other material.

6.2. Environmental precautions

Prevent release of the product to storm drains and water bodies. If released to water bodies, notify relevant authorities.

6.3. Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

Wait until bitumen cools down and hardens. Collect using available equipment and place in a marked, tight container. Dispose of in compliance with applicable regulations. 

Attention! Materials like rags, paper, etc. which are soaked with the product present a fire hazard. Prevent accumulation of those materials and dispose of them safely.

6.4. Reference to other sections

See also Sections 8 and 13 of the MSDS.


7.1. Precautions for safe handling

Reduce fire hazard by using machines and devices in such a way as to:

  • Avoid spilling and splattering the product onto hot or energized machine parts.
  • Prevent formation of vapours.
  • Avoid skin contact (burns) and vapour inhalation (irritation of the respiratory tract).
  • In case of skin contact, clean using paraffin oil, grease, and finally water with soap.
  • Do not inhale vapour or mist.
  • Prevent any contact of the product with strong oxidizing agents.
  • When handling, do not eat, drink or smoke.
  • Use only containers, connections and equipment resistant to hydrocarbons.

Preventing poisoning: Use only in a properly ventilated location. Always have the equipment available in case

Of fire or spillage. Remember about the possibility of hydrogen sulphide collecting in the container, especially during long-term storage in the heated state. Use personal protection equipment in compliance with information contained in Section 8 of the MSDS. 

Preventing fire and explosions : Perform all handling in temperatures of min. 30° below the flash point. Avoid Overheating the product in order to minimize the generation of vapours.
Do not use steam to purge pipelines. Do Not use solvents to clean pipelines.

7.2. Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

The product should be stored in closed and insulated steel containers, equipped with a heating coil, in a temperature below 200ºC. Avoid contact with oxidizing materials. Prevent any access of water to the stored product. Remember about the possibility of deposits collecting on container walls and tops, with pyrolytic (self-igniting) properties. Use steel containers.Of health

7.3. Specific end use(s)                                                                              
No data available.


8.1. Control parameters

Petroleum bitumen - fumes TLV-TWA: 5 mg/m3, TLV-STEL: 10 mg/m3, TLV-C: – Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) TLV-TWA: 0.002 mg/m3, TLV-STEL: –, TLV-C: – Benzopyrene TLV-TWA: 0.002 mg/m3, TLV-STEL: –, TLV-C: –Regulation of the Minister of Lab our and Social Pol icy of 29 November 2002 on the highest permissible concentration and intensity of health threatening factors in the working environment (Journal of Laws No 217, item 1833; 2005: Journal of Laws No 212, item 1769; 2007: Journal of Laws No 161, item 1142; 2009: Journal of Laws No 105, item 873; 2010: Journal of Laws No 14 1, item 950)

DNEL employee               (inhalation, chronic toxicity)                     2.9 mg/m³/8h 

DNEL consumer               (inhalation, chronic toxicity)                     0.6 mg/m³/24h 

PNEC                                                                                          None - substance presents no hazard to the environment

8.2. Exposure controls

Engineering controls:

The  employer  must  make  sure  that  the  personal  protective  equipment, clothing  and  footwear  used  have appropriate  protective  and  functional  properties, and  ensure  proper  cleaning,  maintenance,  repair  and disinfection thereof. Observe basic occupational health and safety rules: do not eat and drink at the work place, wash hands using hot water and soap upon finishing work, do not allow to clothing to be contaminated, and – if this does happen – immediately take off the polluted clothing. Minimize exposure to vapours by keeping the working temperature as low as possible, taking into account the highest permissible concentrations and ensuring safe handling temperature for the substance (see Section 7). If possible, handle the substance in a closed process, or – as an alternative – consider a local air extract system.

Eye or face protection:
Goggles, protective masks or face and neck shields in case splatter risk exists.

Skin protection:
Proper gloves, coveralls or other chemical resistant clothing should be used for protection of exposed skin.  Avoid contact of skin with vapours or surfaces on which vapour can condense.

Respiratory tract protection:
In case of manual operations in building involving the use of the hot product (e.g. brushing, rolling) or if the worker's exposure may exceed the permissible level, it is recommended to wear an EN 140 standard compliant mask with A/P2 type or higher-rated filter.

Thermal hazards:
Not applicable.

Environmental controls:
Permissible content of oil-based hydrocarbons in wastewater introduced to surface water or the ground is 5 mg/l (in refinery wastewater) or 15 mg/l in wastewater from other industries. The employer should meet the requirements imposed by the environmental protection law.


9.1. Information on basic physical and chemical properties
Appearance: Liquid in temperatures of 150 - 190˚C; solid in ambient

temperature; dark brown to black

b) Odour

 : characteristic odour of bituminous petroleum products

c) Odour threshold

 : No data available

d) pH

 : No data available

e) Melting point/solidification point

 : 38 – 130˚C (90 – 100˚C) / No data available

f) Initial boiling point and boiling range

 : >308˚C

g) Flash point

 : >250˚C

h) Evaporation rate

 : No data available

i) Flammability (solid, gas)

 : Not applicable

j) Upper/lower flammable limits

 : Not applicable

k) Vapour pressure

 : <0.1 kPa at 20˚C

l) Vapour density

 : No data available

m) Relative density

 : 1.02 – 1.07 g/cm3 at 15˚C

n) Solubility

 : Not applicable

o) Octanol-water partition coefficient

 : Not applicable

p) Autoignition temperature

 : >400˚C

q) Decomposition temperature

 : No data available

r) Viscosity

 : 100 – 1000 mm2/s at 200˚C and 122 – 333 mPa at 180˚C

s) Explosive properties

 : Not applicable

t) Oxidizing properties

 : Not applicable

*Ranges are provided for the group of bitumen-based oxidized substances


9.2. Other information

Surface tension                                                            : Not applicable

Softening point                                                            : 90-100C

Penetration index                                                         PI>2


10.1. Reactivity

The substance is not reactive.

10.2. Chemical stability

The substance is stable under normal conditions, and also in predicted temperature and under predicted pressure during storage and handling.

10.3. Possibility of hazardous reactions


10.4. Conditions to avoid

Do not store in temperatures above 220°C! Protect against fire or spark.

10.5. Incompatible materials

Avoid contact with strong oxidizers and mineral acids. Foaming and/or splatter occur when the hot product has contact with water.

10.6. Hazardous decomposition products

Unknown. Combustion products that present hazard - see Section 5 of the MSDS.


11.1 Information on toxicological effects

Acute toxicity:

LD50: >5000 mg/kg (orally, rat)

LC50: >94.4 mg/m3  (inhalation, rat)

LD50: >2000 mg/kg (skin, rabbit)

Skin irritation:

Substance is not irritant (OECD 404 test).Prolonged  exposure  to  bitumen  may  cause  acne-like  skin  changes,  excessive  skin  keratosis  and  black chromatists. In high temperatures, it may cause thermal burns and irritation of the respiratory tract.

Serious eye damage/irritation:
Substance is not irritant (~OECD 405 test). May cause eye irritation in high temperatures.

Respiratory or skin sensitization:
Not found (OECD 406 test).

Germ cell mutagenicity:
Not found (in vitro and in vivo research).

Does not meet criteria for classification as carcinogen. Having regard to skin cancers resulting from whole-life exposure to the condensate (application temperature above 230O C) of oxidized (industrial) bitumen vapours, the substance is considered to have a weak carcinogenic effect on test animals. the significance of the data for human health is considered uncertain.

Reproductive toxicity:
Not detected (fertility study, prenatal developmental toxicity study).

Specific target organ toxicity - Single exposure:
Not detected.

Specific target organ toxicity - Repeated exposure:  
Not detected.                                      

Not detected.                                          


 12.1. Toxicity:

Water environment:

LC50: >1000 mg/l – acute toxicity test on fresh-water invertebrates; Daphnia magna, 48h

NOEL: 1000 mg/l – chronic toxicity test on fresh-water invertebrates; Daphnia magna    , 21 days

EC50: >1000 mg/l – acute toxicity test on fresh-water algae; Selenastrum capricornutum, 72h

LC50: >1000 mg/l – acute toxicity test on fresh-water fish; Oncorhynchus mykiss    , 96h

NOEL: >1000 mg/l – chronic toxicity test on fresh-water fish; Oncorhynchus mykiss    , 28 days

Toxicity test on sediment organisms: none (test scientifically unjustified)

Land environment:
Toxicity test on invertebrates: none (test scientifically unjustified)
Toxicity test on plants: none (test scientifically unjustified)
Toxicity test on earth-worms: none (test scientifically unjustified)

12.2. Persistence and degradability 

Biodegradation potential: not applicable – UVCB substance
Activated sludge simulation test: not applicable – UVCB substance

Hydrolysis as pH function: does not occur
Photolysis/phototransformation: does not occur

12.3. Bioaccumulative potential
Not applicable - UVCB substance

12.4. Mobility in soil
Adsorption/desorption test: not applicable – UVCB substance

12.5. Results of PBT and vPvP assessment
The substance does not meet PBT or vPvP criteria according to Annex XIII.

12.6. Other adverse effects 


13.1. Waste treatment methods

Waste code: 17 03 02 Bituminous mixtures other than those mentioned in 17 03 01, or 05 01 17 Bitumen

Do not dispose to sewer. Avoid contamination of surface and ground waters. Do not store in waste dumpsites.  Consider reuse. Recovery and treatment of the waste product should be performed in compliance with the applicable laws and regulations. Recommended treatment method: thermal treatment.
Recovery (recycling) or treatment of the packaging waste product should be performed in compliance with the applicable laws and regulations. Reusable packaging should be reused after cleaning.
The product which has lost its functional properties, and also waste polluted with the product as a result of e.g. spillage should be stored in selected places only. It should be disposed of in compliance with the local legislation. Disposal by thermal treatment is permitted.
Attention!  The codes listed above are just a guideline.  The waste producer is responsible for its proper classification. Waste codes should be determined in cooperation with the disposal company.Act of 14 December 2012 on waste (Journal of Laws of 2017, item 21).Act of 13 June 2013 on packaging and packaging waste management (Journal of Laws of 2017, item 888). Regulation of the Minister of Environment of 27 September 2001 on the waste catalogue (Journal of Laws No 112, item 1206, as amended).


The product is subject to transport regulations on the transport of hazardous materials only in case of transport of the hot product. The substance is subject to regulations on the transport of dangerous goods included in ADR (road transport), RID (rail transport), IMDG (marine transport) and ICAO/IATA (air transport).

14.1. UN number                                                                             UN 3257

14.2. UN proper shipping name                                                      ELEVATED TEMPERATURE LIQUID, N.O.S.

14.3. Transport hazard class (es)                                                  9 / M9

14.4. Packing group                                                                        III

14.5. Environmental hazards                                                          None

14.6. Special precautions for users                                                None

14.7. Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL            No data available.

73/78 and the IBC Code


15.1. Safety, health and environmental regulations specific for the substance or mixture   

Act of 25 February 2011 on chemical substances and preparations (Journal of Laws of 2011, No 63, item 322, as amended) Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning Registration, Evaluation,  Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and establishing a European Chemicals Agency, amending Directive 1999/45/EC and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No  793/93 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1488/94 as well as Council Directive 76/769/EEC and Commission Directives 91/155/EEC, 93/67/EEC, 93/105/EC and 2000/21/EC (corrigendum OJ L 136, 29.5.2007, as amended) Commission Regulation (EU) No 453/2010 of 20 May 2010 amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament  and  of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) (OJ L 133, 31.5.2010) Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, amending and repealing Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC, and amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006  (OJ L 353, 31.12.2008, as amended) Regulation of the Minister of Health of 10 August 2012 on the criteria and classification of chemical substances and preparations (Journal of Laws 2012, No 1018) Regulation of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy of 29 November 2002 on the highest permissible concentration and intensity of health threatening factors in the working environment (Journal of Laws of 2002, No 217, item 1833, as amended) Regulation of the Minister of Health of 2 February 2011 on  testing  and  measurements  of  factors  hazardous  to  health  at  the  workplace (Journal of Laws of 2011, No 33, item 166) Regulation of the Minister of Economy of 21 December 2005 on the basic requirements for personal protection equipment (Journal of Laws No 259, item 2173) Regulation of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy of 26 September 1997 on general provisions for occupational health and safety (Journal of Laws of 2003, No 169, item 1650, as amended) Regulation of the Minister of Health of 30 December 2004 on occupational health and safety in regard to chemical agents at the workplace (Journal of Laws of 2005, No 11, item 86, as amended) Regulation of the Minister of Economy of 8 July 2010 on the minimum requirements regarding occupational health and safety, related to the possibility of occurrence of explosive atmosphere at the workplace (Journal of Laws of 2010, No 138, item 931) Act of 24 August 1991 on fire prevention (Journal of Laws of 2009, No 178, item 1380, as amended) Act of 19 August 2011 on transport of hazardous goods (Journal of Laws of 2011, No 227, item 1367, as amended) Government Statement of 22 May 2013 on entry into force of the amendments to the Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID), forming Appendix C to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF), signed in Berne on 9 May 1980 (Journal of Laws of 2013, item 840) European Agreement on International Road Transport of Hazardous Goods ADR (Annex to Journal of Laws of 2009, No 27, item 162) Regulation of the    Minister of the Environment of 26 January 2010 on reference values for certain substances in the air (Journal of Laws of No 16, item 87)

15.2. Chemical safety assessment
The manufacturer has performed the chemical safety assessment - results of the assessment are included in the substance chemical safety report.


Changes introduced by the revision:

  1. Product name (Section 1) data was updated
  2. Carcinogenicity information was supplemented based on the latest CONCAWE studies (Sections 2, 9, 11)
  3. Information regarding the product handling principles (Section 8) was supplemented
  4. Information regarding the waste handling principles (Section 13) was supplemented
  5. Information on applicable laws and regulations (Sections 13, 15) was updated 

Abbreviations and acronyms in the Safety Data Sheet

 TLV-TWA Threshold Limit Value

TLV-STEL Threshold Limit Value, Short Term Exposure Limit

TLV-C   Ceiling exposure limit

vPvB   very Persistent, very Bioaccumulative (substance)  PBT   Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic (substance)

PNEC Predicted No Effect Concentration 

DN (M)EL   Derived No Effect Level

LD50           Dose that will kill 50% of test animals

LC50            Concentration that will kill 50 % of test animals

ECX            Concentration at which x% inhibition of growth or growth rate is observed

OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 

LOEC Lowest Observed Effect Concentration

NOEL No Observed Effect Concentration

RID Regulations concerning International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail ADR European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road IMDG International Maritime Transport of Dangerous Goods

IATA International Air Transport Association

UVCB Unknown substances, of Variable Composition, or of Biological origin

Legal provisions quoted in Sections 2 – 15 of the Safety Data Sheet.
Substance chemical safety report.

List  of  applicable  R-phrases,  hazard  statements,  safety  phrases  or  precautionary  statements  not Specified in whole in Sections 2-15 of the Safety Data Sheet.  

Advice on training for employees: 
The above information is based on our current knowledge and experience. It is not a guarantee of any properties of the product or its quality specifications and it may not provide a basis for any complaint. The product should be transported, stored and used in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, good practices and the rules of occupational hygiene. The information presented is not applicable to mixtures of the product with other substances. The use of the information provided, as well as the use of the product, is not controlled by the manufacturer, and thus it is the User's obligation to create suitable conditions for safe handling of the product.
Users should be aware that we are not responsible for any incorrect use of our product other than as recommended by us.



What’s the difference between Bitumen and Asphalt?
Should I use Bitumen or Asphalt?
Bitumen is actually the liquid binder that holds asphalt together. The term bitumen is often mistakenly used to describe asphalt.
A bitumen-sealed road has a layer of bitumen sprayed and then covered with an aggregate. This is then repeated to give a two-coat seal.
Asphalt is produced in a plant that heats, dries and mixes aggregate, bitumen and sand into a composite mix.
It is then applied through a paving machine on site as a solid material at a nominated or required thickness, relative to the end use.
Asphalt results in a smoother and more durable surface than a bitumen-sealed road.
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