1,4-Butanediol (BDO, BD):
BDO is a solvent used primarily to make various plastics and elastic fibers (ex. polyurethanes and spandex). 


Market Dynamics:

Up Stream Materials/Building Blocks:
‚ÄčAcetylene

Formaldehyde

Propene Oxide (PO)
Butane

Maleic Anhydride

Butadiene

Succininc Acid

Natural Gas


Down Stream Materials Consuming BDO:

Glutaraldehyde
‚ÄčTetrahydrofuran (THF)

N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP)

Polytetramethylene ether glycol (PolyTHF)

2-pyrrolidone (2P)

N-vinylpyrrolidone (NVP).

Polyurethane (PU)
‚ÄčPolytetramethylene Ether Glycol (PTMEG)

  -Spandex

  -Urethane Elastomer

Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)

y-Butyrolactone (GBL) 

  -High performance polymers in pharma and electronics