Liquid Asphalt

Liquid Asphalt

Highway asphalts vary in consistency from the water-thin liquids used in dust palliatives to solid asphalts pulverized into powder form and used for blending purposes. The various types include: Hard Asphalts, Asphalt Cement, Slow-Curing Liquid Asphalts (SC Road Oils), Rapid-Curing Liquid Asphalts (RC Cutbacks), Medium-Curing Liquid Asphalt (MC Cutbacks), and Asphalt Emulsions. Cutback asphalt is simply a combination of asphalt cement and petroleum solvent. Some are thin enough to be used as prime oil or tack, while others must be heated for use. Their uses included dust control, pavement maintenance, construction (chip seal) and cold mix patching.

Asphalt Cements
Grade Typical Uses Storage and Application Temperatures (℉)
AC-0.6 Recycling, Hot mixed, cold-laid asphalt mixtures 200-300 application, 350 max storage
AC-1.5 Hot mixed, cold-laid asphalt mixtures 200-300 application, 350 max storage
AC-3 Hot mixed, cold-laid asphalt mixtures 200-300 application, 350 max storage
AC-5 Surface Treatment 275-350 application, 350 max storage
AC-10 Surface Treatment 275-350 application, 350 max storage
Polymer-Modified Asphalt Cement
Grade Typical Uses Storage and Application Temperatures (℉)
AC-5 2% Surface Treatment 300-375 application, 360 max storage
AC-10 2% Surface Treatment 300-375 application, 360 max storage
AC-15P Surface Treatment 300-375 application, 360 max storage
AC-20XP Surface Treatment 300-375 application, 360 max storage
AC-10-2TR Surface Treatment 300-375 application, 360 max storage
AC-20-5TR Surface Treatment 300-375 application, 360 max storage
Cutback Asphalts Rapid-Curing Rapid-Curing
Grade Typical Uses Storage and Application Temperatures (℉)
RC-250 Tack Coat 125-180 application, 200 max storage
RC-800 Surface Treatment (cool weather) 170-230 application, 260 max storage
RC-3000 Surface Treatment (cool weather) 215-275 application, 285 max storage
Cutback Asphalts Medium-Curing
Grade Typical Uses Storage and Application Temperatures (℉)
MC-30 Prime 70-150 application, 175 max storage
MC-250 Surface Treatment (cool weather) 125-210 application, 240 max storage
MC-800 Surface Treatment (cool weather) 175-260 application, 275 max storage
Special-Use Cutback Asphalt
Grade Typical Uses Storage and Application Temperatures (℉)
MC-2400L Surface Treatment (cool weather) 225-275 application, 290 max storage
SCM-I Patching Mix 175-260 application, 275 max storage
SCM-II Patching Mix 175-260 application, 275 max storage
Emulsified Asphalt
Grade Typical Uses Storage and Application Temperatures (℉)
HFRS-2 (Rapid-Setting) Surface Treatment 120-160 application, 180 max storage
MS-2 (Medium-Setting) Surface Treatment 120-160 application, 180 max storage
AES-300 (Medium-Setting) Patching mix, Hot-mixed cold laid mix 120-160 application, 180 max storage
SS-1 (Slow-Setting) Fog Seal, curing membrane, erosion control 50-130 application, 140 max storage
SS-1H (Slow-Setting) Fog Seal, curing membrane, erosion control 50-130 application, 140 max storage
Cationic Emulsified Asphalt
Grade Typical Uses Storage and Application Temperatures (℉)
CRS-2 (Rapid-Setting) Surface Treatment 120-160 application, 180 max storage
CRS-2H (Rapid-Setting) Surface Treatment 120-160 application, 180 max storage
CMS-2 (Medium-Setting) Hot mixed, cold-laid asphalt mixtures 120-160 application, 180 max storage
CMS-2S (Medium-Setting) Hot mixed, cold-laid asphalt mixtures 120-160 application, 180 max storage
CSS-1 (Slow-Setting) Fog Seal, curing membrane, erosion control 50-130 application, 140 max storage
CSS-1H (Slow-Setting) Fog Seal, curing membrane, erosion control 50-130 application, 140 max storage

Available also in various grades of Polymer-Modified Emulsified Asphalts, Polymer-Modified Cationic Emulsified Asphalts, Specialty Emulsions, Recycling Agents, Rejuvenating Agents, various hot and cold pour Crack Sealers, and Performance-Graded Binders.