butadiene


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butadiene

A conjugated diene gas released during the production of synthetic rubber and adiponitrile, an intermediate in nylon production. Short-term exposure causes irritation of mucous membranes, blurred vision, fatigue, headache and dizziness. Long-term exposure to 1+ ppm is cardiotoxic, and increases the risk of leukaemia and other cancer.
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* 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.
The butadiene 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 from biomass.