In industry 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 industry applications. There are several applications for Gilsonite. They are unique applications for Gilsonite which is discovered every now and then, below some of these applications are mentioned.
Gilsonite has different applications in industry use:
Gilsonite is combined with coal to produce Coke that has usage in different industries such as Foundry Sand, Glass Industry and so forth.
This versatile, multipurpose additive is a naturally occurring hydrocarbonresin. Gilsonite has significant health, safety and environmental advantages over synthetic products.
Gilsonite for industrial road construction and asphalt:
Gilsonite is utilized in industrial road construction and asphalt. Cement compositions, incorporating petroleum asphalt, natural asphalt (Gilsonite), reactive oil, and elastomeric materials, result in superior Gilsonite cement with low viscosity during application and high viscosity, toughness, and tenacity after curing. Synthetic flux oil, containing asphaltites like Gilsonite, easily improves asphalt properties. It includes asphaltite and carrier oil, with heating depending on the carrier oil’s nature during mixing. Gilsonite is a go-to modifier for high-performance road surfaces, including hot mix pavements and pavement sealers.
In asphalt mix, Gilsonite boosts efficiency without additional materials, creating a highly solid material. As an additive, Gilsonite can replace SBS Polymers in asphalt modifiers, offering cost-effective solutions. Modified asphalt with Gilsonite shows higher stability, lower shape changes, and increased resistance to low temperatures and water compared to asphalt without Gilsonite.
Gilsonite for Roof Insulation and Isolation:
Gilsonite is the best material to mix with bitumen. It makes composite roof insulation sheets for roofing and isolation with high flexibility and cheap price.
Light weight and high insulation characteristics
Gilsonite for Industrial Oil Drilling as Drilling Mud and Cementing:
Gilsonite finds applications in Drilling Mud Fluids and Oil Well Cementing. With various softening points and particle sizes, it is a key component in oil-based drilling muds used in challenging geological formations, particularly shales. Specially treated Gilsonite added to water-based drilling fluids minimizes hole washout, stabilizing troublesome shales and sealing highly permeable sands. This addition reduces torque and drag during drilling operations.
In oil well cementing, Gilsonite serves multiple purposes. It decreases slurry weight without compromising compressive strength. Additionally, it acts as an effective bridging and plugging agent, sealing fractures in weak formations during the cementing process. Gilsonite’s versatility makes it valuable in addressing challenges associated with drilling and cementing in diverse geological conditions.
Gilsonite for Industry Ink, Paint and Coating:
The paint composition consists of 20 gallons of petroleum solvent, 10 gallons of Linseed Oil, 10 gallons Turpentine, pounds of Gilsonite pigment, 4 gallons of Varnish mixture (17.8% Pentaerythritol Rosin Ester, 30.8% dehydrated Castor Oil, 1.4%Lead, Cobalt, and Manganese Naphthenates), 1 gallon wetting agent (Salts of petroleum Sulfonic Acids), 2 quarts of drier, and 1 pint of Hydrocarbon Silicon penetrating oil.
The Hydrocarbon Silicon penetrating oil is obtained by heating finely ground silicon Dioxide under pressure to about 148 ºC (300 ºF). The distillate product from fractional distillation of Gilsonite, obtained at a temperature range of about 221 ºC (430 ºF) to 225 ºC (438 ºF), is also included.
Gilsonite serves as a crucial component in the paint, widely used as the primary wetting agent for black inks in newspapers, headsets, and toner inks. In the ink industry, Gilsonite Resin competes favorably with hydrocarbon resins and Phenolic Resins. Its excellent carbon black dispersion properties are essential for achieving jet black in printed materials like magazines and high-quality publications. Gilsonite Resin’s resin application binds pigments to paper, making it a key ingredient in ink production for newspapers and magazines.
The exceptional binding and unique qualities of Gilsonite make it an ideal additive for ink and paint. Due to its distinct properties, Gilsonite imparts excellent bonding to various materials, providing protection against the elements. It serves as a critical, high-performance, and cost-effective additive for anti-corrosive paints, underbody paints, and pipe coatings.
Coating and painting with Gilsonite result in a high-quality finish suitable for exterior surfaces like metal and composition roofs, fire escapes, storage tanks, piping, structural steel, and various iron structures. This coating is versatile and can be applied to concrete, masonry, or metal sidewalls. The blend of Gilsonite with an oil-based solvent in the coating provides outstanding protection against water, sunlight, and snow, ensuring durability and longevity of the coated surfaces.
Gilsonite usage in industrial foundry sand additives:
Gilsonite serves as an additive for foundry sand pre-blends, contributing to reduced smoke and emissions. The additive is a mixture comprising one part iron oxide, one part highly volatile carbonaceous material, and four parts metallurgical coke. This additive constitutes one-quarter of the foundry sand pre-blend, with the remaining three-quarters primarily consisting of clays.
For high-value iron castings, Gilsonite stands out, offering unparalleled performance. Foundries globally have recognized for decades that adding Gilsonite to fire for molten iron brings superior performance to foundry sand. In the realm of complex, high-value iron castings, Natural Bitumen, like Gilsonite, performs exceptionally. Its naturally superior properties result in high-quality castings with a better finish and fewer imperfections.
Compared to sea coal, Gilsonite generates three times as much gas for improved mold release, provides high lustrous carbon for a superior finish, and creates a reductive atmosphere that reduces reactions between mold and casting, leading to fewer imperfections. The use of Gilsonite in foundry processes contributes to enhanced casting quality and efficiency.
Gilsonite in Industrial Chemical Productions:
Gilsonite, or Natural Bitumen, showcases its versatility by combining with various chemicals and materials, capitalizing on its unique physical and chemical properties. It finds applications in binder and coating processes across metallurgical, wood product, refractory, and other industries, highlighting its usefulness in diverse applications.
Over the years, Gilsonite has proven effective in sealant and adhesive production. Its ability to crack into smaller molecules through a cracking process makes it a valuable resource for producing gasoline and diesel fuel. When combined with various resins, Gilsonite is utilized in the manufacturing of products like graphite pencils, graphite electrodes, and batteries.
Furthermore, Gilsonite plays a role in the production of paints resistant to sunlight, cold, heat, and rain. It is also involved in the production of nano-carbon substances, such as graphene and graphite. The adaptability and distinctive characteristics of Gilsonite make it a valuable component in a wide range of industrial applications.