in PBS2017-08-24T15:26:33+00:00

Unlock Bio-based Polymers with Biosuccinium®

Applications in PBS


Polybutylene succinate (PBS) is one of the newest biopolymers under development for applications worldwide. PBS joins PLA, PBAT and PHA in the growing family of bio-based polymers.

It is traditionally produced from petrochemical-based succinic acid and petrochemical-based 1,4 butanediol (1,4 BDO). While PBS is already biodegradable, Biosuccinium® can make the polymer partly or even 100% bio-based. Biosuccinium® has been qualified as a raw material for PBS since 2012.

PBS shows interesting physical properties and provides opportunities for the packaging and plastics industry.  Flexible and heat-resistant, PBS can be used as a matrix polymer or modifier (blend partner), which can be used in combination with another chemical such as polylactic acid (PLA).

The polymer is used in packaging (food), mulch films, non-wovens, fibres, shoe laces, electrics and electronics, and others. In addition, PBS is also used to produce coffee cups, bowls, plates, plastic utensils and diapers.

Biosuccinium® in Bio-based PBS

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Partially Bio-based PBS

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