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Gilsonite IN Chemical

Gilsonite in chemical
Gilsonite combines with many other chemicals and materials that take advantage of its unique physical and chemical properties.
Binder and coating applications in metallurgical, wood product, refractary and other industries further demonstrate the versatility and usefulness of this remarkable material.
Gilsonite has many industrial applications, including metal alloy processing, refractary, steel desulfurization, friction products, wood products, waterproof pipe coatings, and adhesives. It is a non-toxic, non-carcinogenic alternative to coal tar pitch as well as an economical alternative to mineral rubber.
Gilsonite is used as a binder and mixing agent in steel desulfurization products. It has consistent volatiles that promote mixing of the other desulfurization chemicals like magnesium and hydrated lime. It will also add carbon content to the steel and will provide a reductive atmosphere as it oxidizes at high temperatures.
Gilsonite is used to make waterproof coatings for water pipes. It is a natural non-toxic resin with excellent adhesion properties. A corrosion-resistant, chemically inert pipe coating can be made from Gilsonite.
The wood products industry also uses Gilsonite as a binder. It has excellent waterproofing and weather resistant properties. Because Gilsonite is a hard resin it will make a very hard particleboard.

Gilsonite CH-109P Grade
Principal Applications
Briquette or Pellet Binder

Typical Properties
Softening Point (ASTM E28-92) 159-182°C
Ash (ASTM D271-70 M) 6%
10.0% Max. Guaranteed
Moisture (AGC Method) 0.3%
0.5% Max. Guaranteed
Penetration (25ºC, 100 gm, 5 sec.) 0
Color in Mass Black
Flash Point (COC) 316ºC; 600ºF
Sulfur 0.30%
Specific Gravity 1.05
Fixed Carbon 18%
BTU per pound 16,000-18,000
Volatile Combustible Matter at 1900ºF, ASTM D271-4 75-81%
Lustrous Carbon Content 25-35%
Coking Value 20-25%


Typical Elemental Analysis, Weight %
Carbon 77.00%
Hydrogen 9.00%
Nitrogen 3.20%
Oxygen 2.00%
Silicon, Nickel, & Trace Elements 5.00%


Typical Particle Sizing
  % Retained (Cumulative)
Small Lump
+ 4 mesh 0.2
+ 10 mesh 3
+ 30 mesh --

Gilsonite CH-109P Grade is an excellent binder that will increase the carbon content of metal alloys.

Gilsonite GPA Grade is available in 50 lb. and 25 kilo net multi-ply paper bags which may be palletized and stretch wrapped. It is also available in bulk loaded trucks and a variety of bulk bag sizes.

Gilsonite is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon. There is no known history of dermatitis, lung disease or other health problems associated with handling of Gilsonite as supplied. Dusts are subject to combustion. Normal precautions used with flammable materials apply.

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