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Solutions for Your Industry:
- Food packaging
- Gum base for chewing gum
- Resealable packaging
- Viscosity modifier
- Oil additive
- Encapsulation of electronics
- Insulation tape
- Underwater cabling
- Glass sealants
- Roofing membranes
- Photovoltaic systems
- Protection films
- Sound dampening
- Tire manufacturing
Sports & Leisure Industry
- Direct skin contact applications
- Surfing waxes
- Skiing waxes
BASF's OPPANOL® is used in a wide range of applications due to its unique combination of properties. OPPANOL® polyisobutenes offer an excellent barrier to moisture and gases, self-healing capabilities, electrical insulation and strong adhesive properties. With its unique cold flow ability, OPPANOL® remains flexible, yet mechanically stable, especially at low temperatures. By virtue of its chemical backbone, it is substantially more stable than other elastomers including rubber. OPPANOL® is also safe for food contact and skin contact applications, making it an ideal component for applications found in a variety of industries including packaging, construction, food and electronics.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is OPPANOL®?
BASF OPPANOL® grades are pure isobutene homopolymers. OPPANOL® is designed to enhance a variety of formulations. Between its protective barrier and adhesive properties, OPPANOL® polyisobutenes (PIB) can be used in a wide range of applications, from the automotive to food industries.
Why OPPANOL® polyisobutene?
BASF has extensive experience manufacturing PIB and understanding its unique properties. This, along with a complete portfolio of OPPANOL® grades, BASF will have a solution to meet a wide range of customer needs.
Where can I buy or request samples of OPPANOL®?
If you do not already have an account, please click here and you will be directed to create an account. You will then be able to request more information, such as a quote and/or sample, and speak with a representative to help you determine the best OPPANOL® solution for you.
How can I find the right grade(s) for my application?
Please refer to our Grade Selector to find the grades most suitable for your application. OPPANOL® products can be blended to achieve the right combination of properties for your application. You can also create an account and speak with our technical experts, who will help you find the right grade(s) of OPPANOL®.
Where can I get technical support?
You can reach out to us by filling out our Registration Form. A member of our team will reach out to address your questions. Alternatively, you may use our Grade Selector for recommendations on the most suitable grade(s) for your application.