1. Product Identification:

Asphalt V 6000 compliant with EN 12591, produced by LOTOS Asfalt Sp. z o.o. 

2. Transport and Unloading:

Products are to be delivered in insulated road tankers, in a liquid condition at increased temperatures that provide the required pumpability.

  • The transport temperature of asphalt should be within 120-145°C
  • An optimum pumping temperature is within 120-145°C. The minimum pumping temperature is 90°C.

General safety rules of transporting asphalt V6000 are to comply with the ADR/RID regulations.

3. Storage Conditions

Road asphalt is to be stored in insulated and closed steel tanks with a heating system, which protect the product against contamination and water accumulation.

The maximum storage temperature should not exceed 145°C.

There are no known cases of storage stability loss, where V6000 asphalt would lose the desired properties in the above-mentioned storage conditions due to, for example, the separation of phases. Nevertheless, the storage times in technological temperatures of 120-145°C should be minimised, to prevent asphalt hardening due to its ageing.

If it is necessary to store asphalt in conditions different than specified in this document, contact the producer to determine the further method of handling the product.

4. Information on Health, Safety, and Environment

Any and all information required under the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (REACH) No. EC 1907/2006 are included in ‘Information on Mix Components for which no Safety Data Sheet is required’ available on: Karta Charakterystyki


Asphalt V 6000 is a soft binder applied to construct road pavements on roads of low traffic intensity, mostly in countries where very severe winters occur (e.g. Nordic Countries). For example, it is used in Norway in regions where average annual temperatures are below 6 C.

The asphalt is often utilised in technologies that apply recycled materials, both for a base course (made of a gravel-bitumen mix) and for mineral-asphalt mix production using foamed asphalt.

Soft asphalt V 6000 may be also applied to construct and harden dirt roads of low traffic intensity using mineral-asphalt mixes with very soft asphalt concrete according to EN 13108-3. That application is common in Lithuania and Estonia.

4. Laboratory Procedures and Industrial Production

In the course of production, laying, thickening, and laboratory tests of mineral-asphalt mixes containing road asphalt, it is recommended to use technological temperatures given in the table below.

Technological temperatures of mineral-asphalt mixes:


Type of binder:

Soft road asphalt

V 6000

Procedure with samples at the laboratory

The method of handling samples (heating time and temperature) is determined in the EN 12594 standard.

After heating samples in containers, the product is to be homogenized by mixing.

Avoid repeated heating of samples.

Sample thickening temperature at a laboratory according to EN 12697-30

110 ± 5 °C

Industrial production


Recommended temperatures in production and building in a mineral-asphalt mix (mam)


Asphalt pumping temperature


Production temperature of a mineral-asphalt mix in the hot technology

mam type C

mam type S

100 - 120°C

(65)1     75 - 90°C

Note! Minimum temperatures apply to laying the mix at an unloading site and maximum temperatures of the mix in the mixer.

1)         Applicable to steam heating