- One inch polyisobutene (PIB) chips can reduce customers’ product development time and manufacturing steps
- Convenient handling size allows for precise formulation
- OPPANOL C is the only chipped high molecular weight PIB product offering in the market
FLORHAM PARK, NJ, February 9, 2021 – BASF, the leading manufacturer of polyisobutene (PIB), has introduced OPPANOL® C in the North American market. The unique PIB product offering is produced as one-inch chips and, enabled by its size, can reduce product development time and minimize manufacturing steps for customers by facilitating simpler and faster processing. This new form of nonhazardous, high purity PIB also offers convenient handling size for precise formulation tailoring.
With FDA food contact compliance, OPPANOL C can be used in a variety of applications from food packaging to different industrial applications. OPPANOL C maintains the same key benefits of BASF’s high molecular weight PIB, OPPANOL N, including excellent barrier properties, adhesion to a wide variety of surfaces, clean peel and flexibility at low temperatures, among others.
“Our unwavering commitment to innovation is based on continuously meeting and exceeding our customers’ evolving needs,” said Brian Lieberman, BASF’s Vice President of Fuel and Lubricant Solutions, Americas. “OPPANOL C’s one-inch chip size makes polyisobutene manufacturing processing faster and more efficient for our North American customers in a variety of industries, especially for adhesive and sealant applications.”