* Historic and forecast global butadiene
capacity by region
The rising demand for tires in the automotive industry and the increasing demand for paints & adhesives in the construction industry is expected to spur the demand for butadiene
during the forecast period.
Despite the compliance, manufacturers of styrene butadiene
rubber are forced to constrain their production in the face of growing demands.
However SBS has degradation issues at high temperatures and the butadiene
content makes it prone to oxidation and weathering, without appropriate antioxidants.
will be extracted from crude C4, a product from the steam cracker.
produce 9,000- 10,000 tons of acetylene rubber and 25,000-26,000 tons of butadiene
rubber a year.
The licensees, which will include the Italian firm, will fund the construction and operation of plants for the production of bio-based butadiene
and be in charge of the sale of the product.
Such deflated demand for new cars has correspondingly damaged the need for butadiene
in Europe, but rather than scale back the chemical's manufacture, companies are moving to increase production with an eye on the export market.
They will form a joint venture to develop a process for making polymer-grade butadiene