INEOS refining produces both Paving Grade Bitumen and specialties by running special bitumen crudes. The production is approximately 220 thousand Tonnes per annum including some specialties for the asphalt market. Bitumen grades are designated by the range of the penetration limits. INEOS Refining’s Lavéra site produces the following grades in compliance with NF EN 12591 norm specification.
Paving Grades Speciality Grades
35/50 PEN 10/20S
50/70 PEN 15/25S
70/100 PEN 35/45HIP
100/150 PEN 20/30