Physical Properties: Liquid at room temperature with strong characteristic Odour, corrosive for skin with burning sensation. Miscible with hot water and polar solvents. Gives neutral to alkaline pH in water dispersed phase (1% solution), requires HCl mediated pH lowering to achieve best Emulsifier properties for Cationic Slow Set Bitumen Emulsion. The Bitumen Emulsions made using PSEM-SS-ABT pass Cement mixing test in addition to general requirements. Addition of a compatible Anti-stripping Agent in Bitumen prior to emulsification greatly improve emulsion properties.
Storage and Handling : PSEM-SS-ABT can be stored in Stainless steel or HDPE Tanks. Heating should be avoided. Prolonged storage may result in thickening and gelling, in such case addition of upto 10% Isopropanol with good agitation will be required. PSEM-SS contains amines and may cause irritation or burns to skin and eyes. Protective goggles and gloves must be worn during handling this product. Vapors are harmful, avoid inhaling.