Unlock Bio-based Polymers with Biosuccinium®
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® PBS-related News
A new study has confirmed the anti-microbial effects of Biosuccinium® S, which suggests potential use in anti-microbial and anti-acne products. The results of this in-vitro study were published in the March/April 2018 edition, vol. 13(2), [...]
Pascal Moritz, Director of Business Development Europe, and Lawrence Theunissen, Global Director Application Development, will attend in-cosmetics Global on 17-19 April in Amsterdam to promote our speciality grade Biosuccinium® S, an active ingredient certified [...]
14 December 2017 Reverdia has been awarded Halal and Kosher certifications for its Biosuccinium® S grade of bio-succinic acid. The speciality grade, which is registered under the ECOCERT Natural and Organic Cosmetics Standard as [...]