What is Gilsonite?
Gilsonite is a natural, resinous hydrocarbon. This natural asphalt or Natural bitumen is similar to hard petroleum asphalt and is often called a natural asphalt, asphaltite, uintaite, or asphaltum. Gilsonite is soluble in aromatic and aliphatic solvents, as well as petroleum asphalt. Due to its unique compatibility, Gilsonite is frequently used to harden softer petroleum products. Gilsonite in mass is a shiny, black substance similar in appearance to the mineral obsidian. It is brittle and can be easily crushed into a dark brown powder.
Gilsonite is found below the earth's surface in vertical veins or seams that are generally between two and six feet in width, but can be as wide as 28 feet. The veins are nearly parallel to each other and are oriented in a northwest to southeast direction. They extend many miles in length and as deep as 1500 feet. The vein will show up on the surface as a thin outcropping and gradually widen as it goes deeper. Due to the narrow mining face, Gilsonite is mined today, much like it was 50 or 100 years ago. The primary difference is that modern miners use pneumatic chipping hammers and mechanical hoists.
Gilsonite "Natural asphalt ,Natural Bitumen" together with a continue layer or in three ply with two layer of a water proof and permanently natural asphalt cement.
It is surface coated after it is laid on the roof with very durable liquid asphalt. The best advantage is saturating and cementing together with felt and surface.
Application of Gilsonite:Gilsonite usage in Drilling Fluid Loss Control
Gilsonite usage in Foundry
Gilsonite usage in Road Asphalt
Gilsonite usage In Chemical Productions
Gilsonite usage In Paint Industry
Packing of Gilsonite:The Gilsonite is available according to customer requirements.
It is packed in 25Kg or 50LBS multi paper bag on pallet shrinked wrapped or 500Kg/1000Kg super bag.
20 pallets per container.
Each pallet contained 34 bag.
In case stuffing jumbo bag we can stuff 20 jumbo bag per container.
Gilsonite, "Natural asphalt, Natural Bitumen", packing is according to customer requirements also according to customer label packing.
Quantity Per Pallet: 35-40Bags
Quantity Per 20FCL: 16MT
Quantity Per 20FCL: 28MT
3- 650 Kg in Jumbo Bags
Quantity Per 20FCL: 16MT " 24 Jumbo "
Quantity Per 20FCL: 28-32MT " 48 Jumbo "
MSDS OF GILSONITE