Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)

PBT  is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic polyester derived from 1,4 butanediol and terephthalic acid. This polymer is a material of choice for the automotive and electronics industries because of its great mechanical and electrical properties.

PBT is a preferred material for components with high durability.

PBT can be spun into fibers and used as a stretch yarn in flat knitted fabrics. Its elasticity provides a smooth level of comfort and its properties make the fabric breathable and durable.

How QIRA can contribute:

Replacing 1,4-butanediol with QIRA can increase the bio-content of PBT up to 40%.

 PBT
conventional
Recyclable*  
Bio-based**  
Biodegradable  

* Technologies might still need to be implemented
** Qira: partly

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