Our Rubber & PE Monomers
Performance Intermediates is a major producer of C4-based materials for the rubber, plastics and specialty chemicals markets. Within the market segment Rubber & PE Monomers, we offer different products such as Butadiene, our key monomer in the production of synthetic rubbers and latex, Butene-1 mainly used in the production of high-quality plastics such as Polyethylene and poly(1-Butene). Furthermore, we are offering high-purity n-Butane and isobutane for various markets as well as Butane-mixtures. Isobutane is especially manufactured and purified for use as an aerosol propellant.
Our logistic options
We offer the following means of transportation of our Rubber & PE Monomers to our customers:
- Seagoing Vessels
- Rail Tank Cars
- Tank Containers
Butadiene used in the plastics and rubber industry, for example, in synthetic rubber in car tires and also as an additive in rubber-coated carpet linings. In the soles of sports shoes, it ensures elasticity and durability.
Our rubber monomers are also featured in the electronics industry, appliances, and the building industry. They are important intermediate products in the production of rubber, and plastics for use in applications such as paper coatings, examination gloves, mattresses, conveyer belts, etc.
Butene-1 is mainly used in the production of high-quality plastics such as polyethylene and poly(1-butene). Important applications of Butene-1 are packaging materials such as films, bags, and food packaging. It provides special properties such as greater tensile strength. In the construction industry as well, our Butene-1 is widely used – for example, in the manufacture of pipes and hot adhesives or containers. It can also be found in diverse chemical applications, such as the production of butene oxide and valeric acid and as a component in bio-refining processes.
BENEFIT TO OUR CUSTOMERS
We provide high purity >99.6% (Butadiene) and >99.6% (Butene-1) of our products, which optimizes the product yield and quality of our customers.
Butene-1 provides an excellent price-performance ratio for polyethylene products. Our continuous production warrants consistent and reliable availability.
With our large storage capacity that is best in class, we offer our customers unique flexibility.
Fun facts about us
- Every year we produce enough Butadiene that we could supply 3.58 million cars with new tires.
- We produce enough Butene-1each year to fill a train of rail tank cars that is 52 km long.
Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The company is active in more than 100 countries around the world and generated sales of €13.1 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.15 billion in 2019. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable and sustainable solutions for customers. More than 32,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life, day by day.
About Performance Materials
The forever young classics of the Performance Materials Division stand for products and technologies that are continuously improved. They are the basis for many modern applications, for example in the areas of mobility, nutrition, pharmaceuticals or plastics. The division generated sales from continuing operations of around €2.04 billion in 2019 with about 1,600 employees. It is part of Evonik Operations GmbH.