What is Gilsonit or Natural Bitumen?
Natural Bitumen is also known as Asphaltum, Oil Sand, Utahite, or Gilsonit. Its structure is solid. Hydrocarbon or Solid Bitumen by high melting temperature. Gilsonit was discovered in the 1860s in the USA. After that in the 1930s, it was discovered in Turkey. This product is soluble in aromatic, aliphatic, and petroleum solvents as well.
Now the question is What are Gilsonit and its unique benefits?
The simplest answer is: The Gilsonit is used to harden and softer petroleum products. First of all, let’s explain Gilsonits history in more detail.
Generally, PUB-LTD Co. Gilsonit is a solid Hydrocarbon in black and fairly brilliant. It is soluble in Carbon Disulfide, Carbon Tetrachloride, and many other non-polar organic solvents.
Choose your industry below to learn more about Gilsonit and its benefits for your business.
Oil and Gas Industry:
Road and Asphalt
Ink, Paint, and Stain
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As you know Gilsonit is an amazing mineral that is aimed at Asphalt and Asphaltum. Its story began in the early 1860’s first discovers and mining of Gilsonit did in 1888 by Samuel H. Gilson.
Wooden Products Waterproof Coating was the first usage of Gilsonit. Wire cable insulation and unique varnish are the other usages of Gilsonit. By this matter, Gilsonit enters the world markets. There were two kinds of this product. One of them had a low softening point with a conchoidal fracture and the other kind had a high softening point with penciled structure.
Gilsonit with a low softening point had a higher price rather than the second kind of Gilsonit because of its purity, good solubility, usefulness in the paint, stain, and varnish industries.
Nowadays, Gilsonit is classified into two types, Lump, and Powder, with different Ashes. There is mentioned more than 7 compatible products with Gilsonit as follows:
Oils and Tall Oil Pitch
Petroleum Process Oil