Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)

PBT is a solid thermoplastic produced from 1,4 butanediol and purified terephthalic acid by Sipchem Chemicals Company (SCC), an affiliate of Sipchem from 2014, with production capacity of 63,000 metric tons per annum (mtpa).

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Product Details

PBT is a mechanically strong engineering polymer which is heat resistant up to 150 deg C. PBT is used as an insulator in the electrical and electronics industries, in the automotive industry (electrical system, mirror housings, handles, fuel system) and in a range of household goods (e.g. shower heads, irons). PBT can also be processed into fibres and is incorporated into clothing such as sportswear.