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Record number 511242
Title Novel APplications for Polybutylene Succinate
Author(s) Theunissen, Lawrence; Koning, Alan; Speklé, Arjan; Molenveld, K.
Event BPM Symposium 2016, Wageningen, 2016-06-15/2016-06-16
Department(s) FBR Sustainable Chemistry & Technology
Publication type Poster (scientific)
Publication year 2016
Abstract Polybutylene succinate (PBS) is a relatively new polymer, with interesting features that are attractive for a broad range of applications. At present PBS is (predominantly) produced from petrochemical sources. It is mainly applied in areas where biodegradability is an advantage like in packaging (films and boxes) and agriculture (mulch films). The development and expansion of the production capacity of bio-based succinic acid allows the production of (50%) bio-based PBS already today, and production of 100% bio-based PBS is feasible with a further transition to bio-based butanediol. Additionally, with technology maturing further and production scales increasing the price of PBS will steadily decrease over the coming years.
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