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BASF Promotes PIB as Enhancer for Adhesives, Sealants at Annual ASC Show

Published on 2005-04-01. Author : SpecialChem

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- BASF will present the growing portfolio of its Oppanol® and Glissopal® polyisobutylenes (PIBs) at the Adhesives and Sealants Council (ASC) annual meeting being held April 17 - 20 in Columbus, Ohio. With a wide range of grades, BASF's PIBs are increasingly being used to enhance or modify the properties of both adhesives and sealants.
BASF will exhibit in booth 25 on April 19, 2005 at the Columbus, Ohio, Hyatt Regency.

"The ASC is the industry's primary event for highlighting new products and presenting technical advances such as BASF's PIBs, which are unusually versatile additives for adhesives and sealants," said Timea Marsalko, Business Manager, Polyisobutylenes, for BASF in North America. "By varying the molecular weight, our customers have been able to achieve improvements in applications that require an excellent barrier to moisture and gas, elasticity, permanent stickiness, and puncture resistance, to name a few. Oppanol is being used in roofing membranes, underwater cables, pressure-sensitive and hot-melt adhesives, window systems, automobiles and metal food containers."

BASF invented polyisobutylene more than 60 years ago, and has expanded the product portfolio and improved manufacturing technologies since then. In 2002, for instance, BASF created a new production process for medium molecular weight PIBs that results in exceptional clarity and unsurpassed purity to fulfill increased performance requirements in adhesive, medical and food applications.

BASF - The Chemical Company. We don't make a lot of the products you buy. We make a lot of the products you buy better.®
BASF Corporation, headquartered in New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany. Rated in FORTUNE magazine as America's Most Admired Chemical Company, we employ about 10,000 people in North America and had sales of approximately $11 billion in 2004.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals to crude oil and natural gas. As a reliable partner to virtually all industries, BASF's intelligent solutions and high-value products help its customers to be more successful. BASF develops new technologies and uses them to open up additional market opportunities. It combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, thus contributing to a better future. In 2004, BASF had approximately 82,000 employees and posted sales of more than $50 billion. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA), New York (BF), Paris (BA) and Zurich (AN).

Source: BASF

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