The benefits of using polybutenes in the adhesives, sealants and coatings industries

KEMAT has a long history in supplying PIB for adhesives, sealants and coatings formulations. Their polybutenes are widely used throughout these industries because they are especially versatile.  When blended into adhesives, sealants or coatings applications, they offer good barrier properties. They can plasticise, tackify and extend many base elastomers.


  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Building and Construction
  • Refrigeration
  • Ship building

KEMAT polybutenes: are non-toxic; have the ability to increase tackiness; are able to provide water-repellency; improve the viscosity-index and they provide excellent electrical insulation. In addition, they are non-hazardous, and they have no odour, therefore they can be used as a thickener in a wide range of adhesives, sealants & coatings applications.

KEMAT offers the full range of polybutenes:

Polybut™ – low molecular weight conventional polybutenes, spanning molecular weights from 280 up to 6.000 with viscosities ranging from 2 up to 40.000 centistokes.

Polybut HR™ – low molecular weight high reactive polyisobutenes with molecular weights ranging from 1.000 up to 2.300 g/mol.

Polybol™ – medium and high molecular weight polyisobutenes with molecular weights from 30.000 up to 3.000.000 g/mol.

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