Gilsonite Usage In Chemical Products
Gilsonite combines with many 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. This material is a non-toxic, non-carcinogenic and cost-effective replacement for natural rubber. Gilsonite is used as a solidifying agent in metal alloys. This material has a high carbon percentage which creates a reductive environment when added to melted steel. In shaping metals, natural bitumen is again used as a solidifying agent. Moreover, compared to other polymers, natural bitumen produces less smoke in high temperatures. Gilsonite as a solidifying and mixing material is used in steel desulfurization process.
This material has volatile ingredients which facilitate the mixing of desulfurization chemical materials such as magnesium and hydrated lime. Moreover, it increases the percentage of the carbon added to steel and as soon as oxidation happens in high temperature, it creates a reductive environment. In the manufacturing of products such as clutch plates and brake parts is used using natural bitumen which is basically as a solidifying agent. This material is also used as an additive for increasing paints shade and in some cases for reducing friction. Furthermore, natural bitumen is used as insulated coatings for pipes.
This material is a non-toxic gum with excellent adhesiveness. Anti-corrosion coatings which are chemically inert can be produced from Gilsonite. In the wood and carpentry industry, natural bitumen is used as a solidifying agent (glue). This material is waterproof and corrosion resistant. Since Gilsonite is a very hard resin, it produces very hard products. This material is also used in making paints and because of its chemical properties; it penetrates the surface of the objects which should be glued together. Moreover, a sticky material is produced from Gilsonite which is resistant against the destructing effects of ultraviolet light.
Advantages Of Using Gilsonite In Chemicals
- cost-effective replacement for natural rubber
- high carbon percentage
- produces less smoke in high temperatures
- volatile ingredients