Polybutylene Succinate (PBS) is one of the newest and hottest biopolymers, and is under development for numerous applications worldwide. PBS joins PLA, PBAT and PHA in the growing arsenal of biopolymers.
PBS is currently 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.
100% Bio-based PBS
PBS is flexible and heat resistant. It can be used as matrix polymer, but also as modifier (blend partner) in, for example, combination with polylactic acid (PLA).
PBS is also used in packaging (food), mulch films, non wovens, fiber/textile, consumer goods, electrics and electronics, automotive interior and others. In addition, coffee/tea cups, bowls, plates, plastic utensils, agricultural mulch films and diapers as all made with PBS.