Bitum is Israel's leading sealing and insulating products manufacturer.

Bitum develops, manufactures and markets its leading products – the most advanced of their kind.

Bitum develops, produces and markets its advanced market leading sealing and insulating products.

For more than 60 years, Bitum has led the market with sealing products for all applications: bitumen enhanced with polymers, bitumen mastic applied by spray, standardized bitumen sheets, acrylic sealing products, silicones, polyurethanes and cementitious materials.

Since it commenced operation in 1948, Bitum launched a range of innovative and environment friendly products for the construction sector, which set a new standard of performance, efficient usage and costs effectiveness.

Bitum provides various solutions for thermal insulation – notably, BTI: Innovative insulation consisting of polyester fibers and aluminum. In addition, Bitum holds a line of acoustic insulation products based on polyester fibers.

Alongside these prime products, the company manufactures and markets products for the paving industry, including bituminious emulsions.

These cutting edge products served as the basis for penetrating international markets, which already reached considerable exports to about 16 countries world wide.

Bitum exports its fine products to a vast number of countries in both Western and Eastern Europe, USA, South Africa, Australia and many more, for use in public and private projects.

These have made Bitum a well-established and respected company, leading the market in its field and taking part in worldwide projects.

 

History

1948

BITUM Chemical Industries was established in 1948, at the Haifa Bay, by Mr. Ben-Zion Dishon, an Industrial Chemistry Engineer, who has already established several other rubber and bitumen factories in Israel.

During its first years, BITUM concentrated on producing bitumen materials, used as sealants in large projects in Israel, such as the "National Water Carrier", leading water from the north to the south of Israel.

1961

BITUM took a significant business turn in 1961, when DELEK Ltd., the largest petrol company in Israel, acquired 60% of BITUM's shares and took over the control. BITUM's name was changed to "BITUM Petrochemical Industries Ltd.".

1985

In 1985, BITUM opened its first bitumen emulsions production plant, which enabled the company to enter the road paving materials production market, as a significant supplier.

During the following years, BITUM focused on extensive research and development in the field of sealing materials for cold application and became a leader of this important and developing market segment, as well as other sealants for construction and building market segments. In recent years, BITUM also entered the thermal and acoustic insulation field, introducing innovative technology and user and environment friendly materials.

Concurrently with BITUM's extensive operations in Israel, in the sealing and insulation fields, the company started exporting its sophisticated products to various destinations throughout the world, as part of its business strategy to penetrate additional markets and expand its activities abroad.

 

Environment

Many people talk about the environment and the preservation of its quality - BITUM acts! BITUM focuses on the development and production of user and environment friendly sealing and insulation products, and has done so for many years.

Water based sealing products replace organic flammable and hazardous solvents based products BITUM produced in the past. Thermal and acoustic insulation products, based on friendly and pleasant to touch polyester fibers, replace products based on glass fibers and rock wool, which induce itching during application and use and cause accumulative damage to the health of the users and the customers.

BITUM has also invested vast resources, over the last few years, in constructing innovative ecological plants, which drastically reduced the air pollution from production processes. BITUM notes with satisfaction, that the immediate environment of its production plants is no longer affected by pollution originating from BITUM's production processes. Thus, BITUM contributes to the environment, both directly and indirectly thanks to its "green" products.