Bitumens: innovation and experience for quality products
SIBA (Società Italiana Bitumi e Affini) specialises in the production of bitumens for roads and industry.
Despite the diversity of applications, bitumens play a key role for many processes in diverse sectors. Bitumen is a material derived from the processing of certain types of crude oil: the processing waste becomes bitumen; this material has specific properties (such as thermoplasticity) that make it suitable for the production of bituminous aggregates.
SIBA, with over fifty years of experience in the field, processes it through a specific process, turning it into finished products for many companies in diverse sectors. Traditionally loyal to the consistently high quality of finished products, unique characteristic that has always characterised production at all levels in the over fifty years of its history, SIBA has grown from a production of approx. 2,000 tonnes to the current value of over 100,000 tonnes of finished products, an example of significant high and steady growth and success.
Based on customer requests, specific products are produced (based on bitumens) designed to always give the best quality and performance possible in the target sector:
- Building: preparations for insulation systems, paints, mastics and sealants;
- Industry: protection for piping, insulation and waterproof panels, coatings for tanks and containers;
- Roads: bitumens for common, coloured and special asphalt.
Representing the company’s core business, SIBA has over the years developed new techniques for processing bitumens, achieving a product which is our spearhead: Sibit, processed and no longer crude bitumen, sold in all our market sectors.