Braskem America PIB 16

Braskem America PIB 16 is a non-toxic polymer obtained through the polymerization of an isobutene-rich stream with specific catalysts. It mainly consists of aliphatic mono-olefins, offering a clear and bright product free from sediments or suspended matter. PIB 16 holds NSF certification, making it suitable for use in lubricants and synthetic oils, including those for food-grade and pharmaceutical-grade applications. Additionally, it serves as a plasticizer for thermoplastic resins like PE, PP, PVC, and others.

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Polymer Name: Polyisobutylene Rubber (IM)

Functions: Intermediate, Plasticizer, Rheology Modifier

Chemical Family: Polyisobutylene Polymers (PIB), Polyolefins

Labeling Claims: Impurities-free, Non-Toxic, Sustainable

Synonyms: 1,1-Dimethylethylene homopolymer, 2-Methyl-1-propene homopolymer, 2-Methylpropene polymer, Isobutene homopolymer, Isobutene polymer, Isobutylene homopolymer, Isobutylene polymer, Isobutylene resin, Poly(2-methylpropene)

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Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Viscosity (at 100°C)49cStASTM D 445
Viscosity (at 37.8°C)1000cStASTM D 445
Viscosity Index89-ASTM D 2270
Water Content60ppmASTM E 203
Flash Point135°CASTM D 92
Color60Pt‐CoASTM D 1209
Molecular Weight (Mn)675DaltonsInternal ‐ GPC
Polydispersity Index (Mw/Mn)3-Internal ‐ GPC
Pour Point-19°CASTM D 97
Density (at 20/4°C)0.88-ASTM D 4052
Refractive Index1.48nDASTM D 1218
Chlorine Content180ppmASTM D 5808

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Packaging Information

PIB is supplied in 170 kg metallic drums or in isotanks.

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Shelf Life
3 years
Recommended Storage & Handling Conditions
  • Polybutene polymer must be stored at temperatures under 50°C, and protected from direct sunlight, moisture and in order to avoid direct contact with the soil.
  • Shelf Life : 3 (Three) years from production, since the recommended storage conditions are respected.