Description & Benefits
Highway 1 is a supplier of all grades of bitumen and emulsions to the South Pacific.
The product is delivered in either 200 litre drums or 1 tonne bulk bags.
Bagged bitumen is a new innovation in the transportation of bitumen. There are a number of benefits that make this a very appealing option for many operators.
Below are a series of pictures taken over 3-4 minutes that shows the speed at which a 1 tonne bag can be discharged into a bitumen tank. This tank was filled as fast as the container was emptied - in just under 1.5 hours.
Handling 1 x 1000kg bag of bitumen in less time than it takes to handle 1 drum.
3. No wastage
Unlike drums 100% pf the bitumen is recovered
The handling is much easier, less time consuming and not nearly as messy as drums. You also do not the hassle of drum disposal.
5. Reduced Freight & Storage Costs
Bringing in a full 20T container reduces freight costs per tonne and compared to bulk freight there is a greatly reduced cost of storage as you can bring in your stock in a Just-In-Time basis.
You will notice in the last photo the forklift driver has just returned from the container and they are ready to insert a new bag into the tank as the previous bag finally disappears through the bottom of the hole.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT BITUMEN
Bitumen Grades Available:
Polymer Modified Bitumens
CRS 55 (55% residual bitumen)
CRS 60 (60% residual bitumen)
CRS 70 (68% residual bitumen)