Made to innovate – designed to stay ahead
There is a good reason why we at BASF refer to our polyisobutene (PIB) as 'the global all-arounder': The unique range of properties, combined in a single product, make our OPPANOL® the solution for a diverse spectrum of different applications. Polyisobutene is suited to enhance manufacturing processes and product effectiveness.
The new OPPANOL® B BMBcert™ products complement BASF’s OPPANOL® product family and are the first biomass-balanced polyisobutenes derived from 100% renewable feedstock and deliver measurable CO2 savings. The certified products thus contribute to sustainable development by saving fossil resources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
This unique solution enables customers to differentiate their products from competition and helps towards achieving their sustainability goals. All of that without compromising on performance and quality.
Depending on the challenge at hand, the OPPANOL® polyisobutene product family can enable formulations that provide a water vapor barrier, electrical insulation, good adhesion, flexibility at low temperatures (cold flow) or no skin irritation. Our customers can meet their specific requirements by combining the various grades of OPPANOL® to enable tailored solutions. Building on BASF's unique strength to be the market's reliable partner for PIB, this makes OPPANOL® the ideal solution for various applications in a wide range of industries, including the automotive, construction, packaging, electronics and food sectors.
Polyisobutene / Polyisobutylene
One product - many opportunities
- Demonstrates superb barrier properties
- Enables excellent properties in adhesives and sealants
- Cold flow enables self-healing process of sealants and coatings
- High product purity for applications with high quality standards
- Tack to almost all surfaces
- Removable without leaving a trace
Nature's properties delivered via a single product
Depending on the industry and application, OPPANOL® has numerous certifications such as Food Contact US and EU, Food Additive in several regions and countries, Quality Management and/or Ethical Certifications.
✔ ISO 9001: 2015 (Quality Management System)
✔ Kosher and Halal Certified
✔ Relevant documents for Food and Gum regulations
✔ Relevant food safety systems for OPPANOL®
- HACCP Certified for OPPANOL® B grades
- HARPC plan implemented for OPPANOL® N grades
✔ Environmental / Energy certified
- ISO 14001: 2016 for OPPANOL® N grades
- ISO 50001: 2011 for OPPANOL® B grades
✔ Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000) for OPPANOL® B grades
✔ Certified according to REDcert2 standard for the chemical industry for biomass balanced products