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Technical Data Sheet



BioAdimide 100 is used to extend service life of bio-based polyesters. BioAdimide 100 is especially suitable
for bio-based polyesters.

Product description
Chemical composition:

Aromatic carbodiimide

Physical form:

crystallized melt


pale yellow

Density (20 C):

approx. 0,97 g/cm

Melting range:

43 - 50 C (109 - 122F)

Viscosity (50 C):

approx. 20,0 +/- 4 mPa.s


soluble in organic solvent, e.g. ethylacetate,

acetone, ethanol, tetrahydrofuran, toluene,
petrol; insoluble in water

Carbodiimide content

min. 9,8 %

Bioadimide 100 is an effective additive to prevent polymer degradation due to an exposure to humidity and
acids. BioAdimide 100 helps maintain the molar mass and, thus, mechanical properties as well as melt
strength of your bio-based polyester in spite of detrimental processing steps.
Bioadimide 100 stabilizes bio-based polyesters and blends thereof. The chemical composition of BioAdimide
100 enables stabilization of bio-based polyesters with processing temperatures below 200C (392F).
We recommend a dosage of 0.5 pbw to 2.0 pbw. However, the right dosage of BioAdimide 100 depends on the
content of acid end groups, moisture content of the bio-based polyester, processing and drying conditions, and
the derived protective effect. To determine the required dosage level according to your needs, prior tests should
always be carried out. For a dosage of more than 2.0 pbw a plasticizer effect may be observed.
BioAdimide 100 is added as molten liquid. We recommend to melt BioAdimide 100 at 60 - 80C (140 - 176 F)
according to the handling information of the material safety data sheet.
BioAdimide 100 can be incorporated with standard equipment suitable for processing polyesters and
polyamides which allow for a proper additive dispersion. It is advisable to extrude with a twin screw extruder
providing a L/D ratio > 38:1.
BioAdimide 100 may be fed separately or as a dry-blend of the bio-based polyester at a pressure-less feeding
zone. A heated liquid feeder is recommended to prevent re-crystallization of BioAdimide 100 within the dosing
Although the stabilizing effect is present, BioAdimide 100 is not recommended for processing at temperature
above 200C (392F). At processing temperature traces of volatile matters can escape which may temporarily
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cause irritation of skin, eyes, and respiratory passages. In any case it is necessary to provide sufficient local
ventilation at all places where bio-polyesters are exposed to temperatures exceeding 100C (212F). In
particular it is necessary to avoid direct contact with liberated vapors.

Metal cans, content 10 kg (22 lbs)

Storage stability
BioAdimide 100 can be kept for at least 1 year under cool and dry conditions.

Consult material safety data sheet (MSDS) for additional handling information on BioAdimide 100.

Our technical advice - whether verbal, in writing or by way of trials - is given in good faith but without warranty, and this also applies where
proprietary rights of third parties are involved. It does not release you from the obligation to test the products supplied by us as to their
suitability for the intended processes and uses. The application, use and processing of the products are beyond our control and, therefore,
entirely your own responsibility. Should, in spite of this, liability be established for any damage, it will be limited to the value of the goods
delivered by us and used by you. We will, of course, provide products of consistent quality within the scope of our General Conditions of Sale
and Delivery.

Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH

Duesseldorfer Strasse 23-27
68219 Mannheim, Germany
Tel.: +49-621-8907-0
Fax: +49-621-8907-675

Rhein Chemie Corporation

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Chardon, OH 44024, USA
Telefon: +1 440-285-3547
Fax: +1 440-285-2462

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Telefon: +81-03-5293-8041
Fax: +81-03-5219-9779

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Business Unit Rhein Chemie
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NO. 1601, Nanjing Road (West)
Shanghai 200040, VR China
Telefon: +86-21-6109 8308
Fax: +86-21-6109-8309

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