Polybutenes are ideal for use in Food, Medical & Personal Care applications

KEMAT polybutene is pure, colourless and non-toxic.  It has no odour or taste. This combination of physical properties makes it ideal in the food, medical and personal care industries including cosmetics.

Polybutenes are synthetic hydrocarbon polymers and are available in a broad range of viscosities.  They are non-drying and leave no residues.  PIBs are hydrophobic and can easily be emulsified.  They are chemically stable, resistant to oxidation by light and moderate heat.  Higher viscosity grades are also tacky.

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.


  • Cosmetics
  • Food
  • Medical and personal care

End User Applications