Imagine, you come home after a busy day, slightly stressed and feeling sluggish. You decide to use the day’s last bit of sunrays and go for a run to clear your head. You put on your fancy running shirt, with matching shorts, and lace-up your running shoes!
-And just like that, before you even left your door – we met already!
Well, there are multiple options but this time we are talking about your running shoes. Have you ever wondered what makes a running shoe flexible, shock absorbing and at the same time durable? In case you haven’t – here is the answer: It is SBR or Styrene Butadiene Rubber – a rubber mixture where the main component is 1,3 butadiene.
But 1,3 butadiene is not only used for running shoes, it is also the basis to produce polybutadiene used in automotive tires or to make ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene). ABS is usually used as a component for telephone and computer casings or other electronical devices.
As we make Chemistry4People – this is one way to create the future of C4Chemistry together with our customers.