What is 1,3-butadiene?
1,3-Butadiene is a colorless, flammable gas with a characteristic odor that condenses readily under pressure. It is an unsaturated hydrocarbon of great industrial importance.
The product has a strong tendency to polymerize, therefore a stabilizer (TBC) is added during the production process. It is recommended to avoid storage temperatures above 25 degrees Celsius.
What is 1,3-butadiene used for?
Butadiene is used as a synthetic rubber, for example, in vehicle tires, as an additive in the rubberized backing of carpeting, or in the soles of sports shoes to ensure elasticity and durability. It is also needed in the electronics industry, in household appliances and in the construction sector. In addition, it is an important intermediate for the production of rubber and plastics for applications such as paper finishing, disposable gloves, latex mattresses, conveyor belts, etc.
1,3-Butadiene is an essential component of styrene-butadiene rubber and polybutadiene rubber (in vehicle tires, shoe soles), acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene and adiponitrile (in electronic devices and housings) and in products of the consumer goods and construction industry (e.g. latex mattresses, disposable gloves).
A few technical details:
Its particularly high purity of more than 99.6 percent optimizes the product yield and quality of our customers' products.
Our innovative C4 Verbund production can ensure continuous availability and reliable delivery. Our large storage capacities allow us to offer our customers the flexibility they need to produce their own products.
1,3-butadiene is stored and transported as a liquefied gas.
Here you can find further product information (e.g. technical data sheet, SDS, etc.) on 1,3-butadiene.
Where is 1,3-butadiene produced and how is it transported?
In our state-of-the-art C4 Verbund, we process various raw material streams such as crude-C4 or FCC C4 (fluid catalytic cracking C4) from steam crackers or refineries. The product is produced at Evonik's sites in Marl and Antwerp. We offer our customers the following means of transport for butadiene: rail tank cars, tank trucks, containers, ocean-going vessels and inland tankers.