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Polyisobutylene
(C4H8)n
Heavy liquid; medium liquid; low liquid (depending on the molecular weight of PIB in the solution, ranging from 300 to 250000 amu)
Polyisobutylene is mainly employed in oil and lubricant additive; butyl rubber manufacturing; hot-melt adhesive; chewing gum base; emulsion stabilizer; detergent viscosity corrector; manufacturing of sealants; heat/electrical insulators; food packaging; gloss aid in lipsticks; binder; film/coating agent; sealing tapes; tire production; pharmaceutical carrier; and pressure sensitive adhesives.
polybutene thiophosphonate; propoxylates; polyisobuteneamine; and polyisobutenylsuccinic anhydride.
  • Isobutylene (catalyzed polymerization).
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Polyisobutylene (a.k.a. PIB, Butyl Rubber) is a thermoplastic polymer/elastomer. The polymer has a high viscosity and for that, its main use is in the lubricant industry. Being extremely viscous also allows polyisobutylene to be used in a variety of products, such as gums, detergents, adhesives and many others. PIB is the core component in butyl rubber ( about 98% PIB and 2% isoprene by weight), its second main use. It’s worth noting that it is the only rubber like elastomer that is gas impermeable.
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Intratec provides Polyisobutylene prices in several countries, as follows:
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Polyisobutylene Prices

Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries

Intratec provides Polyisobutylene latest prices and 12 years of historical series, as well as price forecasts. Subscribers to the Plastics & Polymers Prices have access to 32 commodities prices across several countries from main world regions.

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Chart Description. Intratec provides Polyisobutylene prices in several countries, as follows:

  • United States: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 2)
  • Germany: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)
  • South Korea: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)
  • Singapore: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)
  • Saudi Arabia: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)
  • Brazil: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)
  • South Africa: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)

Note 1. Only available for Registered Users

Note 2. Price forecasts (upcoming 9 months) available only to subscribers of the 'Pro' or 'Business' plans.

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About Polyisobutylene. Polyisobutylene (a.k.a. PIB, Butyl Rubber) is a thermoplastic polymer/elastomer. The polymer has a high viscosity and for that, its main use is in the lubricant industry. Being extremely viscous also allows polyisobutylene to be used in a variety of products, such as gums, detergents, adhesives and many others. PIB is the core component in butyl rubber ( about 98% PIB and 2% isoprene by weight), its second main use. It’s worth noting that it is the only rubber like elastomer that is gas impermeable.

Chemical Formula. (C4H8)n

Commercial Grades. Heavy liquid; medium liquid; low liquid (depending on the molecular weight of PIB in the solution, ranging from 300 to 250000 amu)

Uses. Polyisobutylene is mainly employed in oil and lubricant additive; butyl rubber manufacturing; hot-melt adhesive; chewing gum base; emulsion stabilizer; detergent viscosity corrector; manufacturing of sealants; heat/electrical insulators; food packaging; gloss aid in lipsticks; binder; film/coating agent; sealing tapes; tire production; pharmaceutical carrier; and pressure sensitive adhesives.

Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • Isobutylene (catalyzed polymerization).

Derivatives. polybutene thiophosphonate; propoxylates; polyisobuteneamine; and polyisobutenylsuccinic anhydride.

Methodology. The pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Methodology.

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