By Liz White, ERJ staff
Ludwigshafen, Germany-BASF AG is to release Oppanol IBS-an innovative product, made using â€œliving cationic polymerisation,â€ to the world at the K 2004 show in DÃ¼sseldorf, Germany this October.
The news marks the German supplier’s first step into the thermoplastic elastomer sector, with a product it calls, â€œpromising and versatile.â€
Applications of this new type of TPE, based on styrene and isobutene, include adhesives and sealants as well as consumer goods and films, according to BASF.
Typical properties of conventional polyisobutene types…