Solvent Cutback

Published: | Updated: September 11, 2019

Definition - What does Solvent Cutback mean?

Solvent cutback is an asphalt or bitumen substance used to lower the viscosity of a hydrocarbon product to enable easier application through a piping or processing system.

Corrosionpedia explains Solvent Cutback

Solvent cutback typically combines asphalt cement with petroleum solvents to make the asphalt less viscous. Solvent evaporation allows the asphalt to harden. These asphalts are curing enabling and are classified as rapid, slow or medium curing respectively.

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