In industrial sector applications, Gilsonite is a component of paint, ink, coat, asphalt, foundry and construction. These uses have changed over time with new technology and industrial needs. Current uses of that are discussed in the following subsections. Gilsonite is a superior additive for a wide range of industrial applications. It is highly cost–effective, safe and natural and available for immediate delivery.
Gilsonite is currently producing different grades as follow:
- Gilsonite with ash content up to 5%, moisture up to 1% and meshes 30, 40, 100, and 300.
- Gilsonite with ash content up to 10%, moisture up to 1% and meshes 30, 40, 100 and 300.
- Gilsonite with ash content up to 15%, moisture up to 1% and meshes 30, 40, 100 and 300.
- Gilsonite with ash content up to 20%, moisture up to 1% and meshes 30, 40, 100 and 300.
- Gilsonite with ash content up to 25%, moisture up to 1% and meshes 30, 40, 100 and 300.
Mechanized factory enables us to provide Gilsonite with Mesh 100 to 300 which are very important in some specific applications. There are several applications for Gilsonite and the unique applications for Gilsonite is discovered every now and then, below some of these applications are mentioned.
Gilsonite has different applications in industrial use:
- For road construction and asphalt
- For roof insulation and isolation
- For oil drilling as drilling mud and in cementing
- For ink, paint and coating purpose
- In pipe coating
- Gilsonite is combined with coal to produce Coke that has usage in different industries such as Foundry Sand, Glass Industry and so forth.
Gilsonite for industrial road construction and asphalt:
Gilsonite cement compositions are disclosed which utilize petroleum asphalt, natural asphalt, reactive oil and an elastomeric. These compositions produce superior Gilsonite cement that can give low viscosity during application followed by high viscosity, toughness and tenacity after curing on the highway. We discovered that synthetic flux oil can contain and deliver asphaltites, such as Gilsonite, more easily and readily to an asphalt to improve its properties. The synthetic flux oil includes the asphaltite and carrier oil. Depending on the nature of the carrier oil, the synthetic flux oil may or may not need to be heated during mixing and incorporation into the asphalt. High–performance road surfaces have long been made possible with the use of Gilsonite. Gilsonite’s superior properties make it the go–to modifier for hot mix pavements and pavement sealers.
Gilsonite is used in asphalt mix as an agent for increasing the efficiency and productivity. The asphalt mixed with high content of Gilsonite without adding any other balancing materials so that it becomes a highly solid material. Gilsonite as an additive in total of or portion regarding value and cost can replace Styrene – Butadiene – Styrene (SBS) Polymers in asphalt modifiers. Asphalt modified by Gilsonite has a higher stability, lower shape changes, stability against low temperatures and higher resistance against water compared to asphalt void of Gilsonite.
Gilsonite for Roof Insulation and Isolation:
Gilsonite is the best material to mix with bitumen and make composite roof insulation sheets for roofing and isolation with high flexibility and cheap price.
- Excellent Adherence
- Long Durability
- High Impermeability
- Light weight and high insulation characteristics
Gilsonite for Industrial Oil Drilling as Drilling Mud and Cementing:
Gilsonite is used in Drilling Mud Fluids and Oil Well Cementing. Gilsonite, in a range of softening points and particle sizes, is a standard ingredient in oil–based drilling muds used in shales and other difficult geological formation. The addition of specially–treated Gilsonite to water–based drilling fluids helps minimize whole washout by stabilizing troublesome shales, and seals off highly permeable sands while reducing torque and drag. The addition of Gilsonite to oil well cements reduces slurry weight without loss of compressive strength and acts as an effective bridging and plugging agent to seal fractures in weak formations while cementing.
Gilsonite for Industrial Ink, Paint and Coating:
A paint consisting essentially of 20 gallons of petroleum solvent, 10 gallons of Linseed Oil, 10 gallons Turpentine, pounds of Gilsonite pigment, 4 gallons of Varnish mixture consisting of 17.8% Pentaerythritol Rosin Ester, 30.8% dehydrated Castor Oil, 1.4% of a mixture of Lead, Cobalt and Manganese Naphthenates, 1 gallon wetting agent consisting essentially of Salts of petroleum Sulfonic Acids, 2 quarts of drier, and 1 pint of a Hydrocarbon Silicon penetrating oil, obtained by heating a mixture of finely ground silicon Dioxide under pressure to a temperature of about 148 ºC (300 ºF). With a distillate product obtained by subjecting Gilsonite to fractional distillation, said distillate product being that fraction which distills at a temperature range of about 221 ºC (430 ºF) to 225 ºC (438 ºF). Gilsonite is widely used as the primary carbon black wetting agent for black news inks and headset and toner inks. PUB Gilsonite Resin competes advantageously with hydrocarbon resins, Phenolic Resins. When you read a newspaper or magazine, you touch the benefits of Gilsonite. The jet black in many headset printed magazines and high–quality publications simply would not be possible without the excellent carbon black dispersion properties of Gilsonite. Gilsonite Resin will bind the pigments to the paper and one of the most important reasons of using Gilosnite in ink industry productions is its resin application.
Superior binding and unique qualities of Gilsonite make it an ideal additive for ink and paint. Because of the unique properties of Gilsonite, it gives paint an excellent bond to almost any material that needs to be protected from the elements. It is a critical high–performance, low–cost paint additive for anti–corrosive paints, underbody paints and pipe coatings. Coating and painting by is a high quality coating with a brilliant, durable finish that is ideally suited for exterior surfaces such as metal and composition roofs, fire escapes, storage tanks, piping, structural steel, and all types of iron. It can also be used on concrete, masonry, or metal sidewalls. Coat and paints by Gilsonite is a blend of Gilsonite with oil based solvent, thus it provides excellent protection from water, sunlight and snow.
Gilsonite usage in industrial foundry sand additives:
Gilsonite, is an additive for foundry sand pre–blends providing reduced smoke and other emissions. The additive comprises of a mixture of one part iron oxide as one part of a highly volatile carbonaceous material, and four parts of metallurgical coke. The additive is used as one quarter of the foundry sand pre–blend, the other three quarters consisting essentially of clays. For high value iron castings, Gilsonite performs like no other. Foundries around the world have known for decades that when Gilsonite is added to fire to make molten iron it brings high performance to your foundry sand. For your complex, high value iron castings, Natural Bitumen performs like no other carbon additive. Gilsonite’s naturally superior properties mean high quality castings with better finish and fewer imperfections. Three times as much gas generated as sea coal for better mold release, high lustrous carbon for better finish, reductive atmosphere for less reaction between mold and casting for fewer imperfections.
Gilsonite in Industrial Chemical Productions:
Gilsonite (Natural Bitumen) combines with many other chemicals and materials that take advantage of its unique physical and chemical properties. Binder and coating applications in metallurgical, wood product, refractory and other industries further demonstrate the versatility and usefulness of this remarkable material. For many years, Gilsonite has been successfully used to produce sealant and adhesive. Since it cracks into smaller molecules through the cracking process, it is used to produce gasoline and diesel fuel. In combination with various resins, Gilsonite is used in products such as graphite pencils, graphite electrodes, and batteries. It is also used in the production of paints resistant to sunlight, cold, heat and rain as well as in the production of nano–carbon substances such as grapheme and graphite.