Butadiene is an industrial chemical primarily used in making polymers.
Market Dynamics:
​Approximately 95% of butadiene on the market is derived from crude. Butadiene is a byproduct of ethylene/olefin steam cracking and isolated using a polar solvent such as acetonitrile, NMP, or DMF. ​
Up Stream Materials/Building Blocks:
​  Crude Oil




Down Stream Materials Consuming Butadiene:

       a) Tetrahydrofuran (THF)

               i) Spandex

       b) Polybutadiene

               i) Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

                       (1) Light weight polymer used in injection molded and extruded materials

               ii) Acrylonitrile Butadiene (NBR)

                       (1) Automotive gaskets, hoses, seals, etc.…

                        (2) Nitrile Gloves

              iii) Styrene Butadiene (SBR)

                        (1) Car Tires

              iv) Adiponitrile

                        (1) Nylon

                                (a) ESD Bags

                                (b) Gloves

                                (c) Filters

           c) Butanediol