It was reported that Shell Bitumen has developed 60/70 bitumen grade has a higher tolerance to higher temperatures and better resistance to road deformation than the traditional 80/100 grade currently used in Malaysia.
The new bitumen grade was launched in Kota Kinabalu by Deputy Chief Minister and Infrastructure Development Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan.
Shell Bitumen in Malaysia has carried out many projects, including runways at major international airports in Kuala Lumpur (KLIA), Kota Kinabalu (KKIA), Kuching and Penang. Shell’s bitumen has also been used in major infrastructure projects such as the PLUS Expressway, and the Federal Highway. Sepang International Circuit, South-East Asia’s first F1 circuit, also used Shell Cariphalte Racetrack, a specially formulated bitumen solution to pave its surface.
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