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    OPPANOL® - more than just polyisobutene

      Polyisobutene (PIB) has been a core business of BASF for more than 85 years. As one of the world´s leading producers of PIB, we offer the broadest range of polyisobutenes with different molecular weights. With customers located all over the world, our PIB team acts globally by maintaining strong and caring customer contact across all regions. Our new OPPANOL® N, based on an innovative production process, marks the latest addition to our portfolio.

       

      There is a good reason why we at BASF refer to our polyisobutene 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. 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
    overview

    Nature's properties delivered via a single product

    Good Adhesion to a Wide Variety of Surfaces

    OPPANOL® formulations provide excellent tack on smooth surfaces like glass, plastic material or polished and untreated metals.

    Good Adhesion to a Wide Variety of Surfaces

    OPPANOL® formulations provide excellent tack on smooth surfaces like glass, plastic material or polished and untreated metals.

    Flexibility at Low Temparatures

    Its cold flow behavior enables OPPANOL® to integrate into pores without external impact and provide a long-lasting water barrier. When damaged, those properties ensure that the material also repairs itself.

    Water Vapor Barrier

    Maximum moisture protection makes OPPANOL® particularly valuable for membranes. An example of how strong this protective effect is can be witnessed in the world's oldest synthetic membrane roof constructed in 1956 in Leopoldshafen, Germany.

    Electrical Insulation

    Well-balanced barrier and flow properties make OPPANOL® an ideal solution for applications where electrical insulution is critical - as for example cables.

    No Skin Irritation

    As a skin irritant-free material with excellent tack, OPPANOL® is used as an essential ingredient in adhesive applications. Products formulated with OPPANOL® can be removed easily without leaving any residues or irritation.

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