Panalane Hydrogenated PIB

Below you will find information on Panalane® products.


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Panalane® hydrogenated polybutene is the polymer of choice when very high chemical and oxidative stability and very low odor are essential.

Panalane is made via hydrogenation of Indopol® polybutene, which removes most of the double bonds (as evidenced by the very low bromine number). Otherwise the physical properties of Panalane grades are similar to Indopol polybutenes, and they can be easily emulsified.

Panalane grades are used to formulate many personal care products, where their very high purity makes them candidates to replace squalane, fatty esters, and other emollients and expensive oils. Panalane grades are bright, clear, viscous liquids with outstanding feel, waterproofing properties and moisturizing ability. This makes them ideal for use in cosmetics, sunscreens, lip preparations, eye shadow, stick and roll-on deodorants, creams and lotions. Panalane grades are economical in cost allowing them to be used to upgrade the quality of personal care products currently formulated with mineral oils.

The key properties that make Panalane polybutene a versatile cosmetic base oil include:

  • Clear, water-white
  • Odorless
  • Easily emulsified
  • Non-flammable
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Non-irritating to eyes and skin
  • Non-drying oil
  • Waterproofing
  • Moisturizing
  • Enhances SPF retention after water exposure

Panalane is stable:

  • Across the pH range
  • At temperatures up to 500°F / 260°C
  • To oxidation
  • To chemical attack