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Butadiene

Chemical Economics Handbook

Contents

Executive summary6
Summary 7
Producing companies 7
Salient statistics 7
Consumption 8
Price 9
Trade 10
Manufacturing processes 12
Butadiene production 12
Ethylene coproduction 12
Dehydrogenation 13
Houdry process for dehydrogenation of n-butane 13
Oxidative dehydrogenation of n-butenes 13
Bioethanol-based production 13
Other processes 14
Butadiene extraction processes 14
Transportation and storage 16
Environmental issues 17
Supply and demand by region 18
World 18
Capacity 18
Producing companies 19
Salient statistics 20
Consumption 21
Trade 22
North America 23
Overview 23
Producing companies 23
Salient statistics 25
Consumption 25
Trade 27
United States 27
Producing companies 27
Salient statistics 28
Consumption 29
Elastomers 29
Adiponitrile/hexamethylenediamine 32
Styrene-butadiene copolymer latexes 32
Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene resins 33
Other polymers 33
Other uses 35
Trade 37
Canada 37
Producing companies 37
Salient statistics 38
Consumption 38
Trade 38
Mexico 39
Producing companies 39
Salient statistics 39
Consumption 39
Trade 40
South America 40
Producing companies 40
Salient statistics 41
Consumption 42
Trade 44
Western Europe 44
Producing companies 44
Salient statistics 47
Consumption 48
Trade 50
Central Europe 50
Producing companies 50
Salient statistics 51
Consumption 52
Trade 54
CIS and Baltic States 54
Producing companies 54
Salient statistics 55
Consumption 56
Trade 58
Middle East 58
Producing companies 58
Salient statistics 59
Consumption 60
Trade 62
Africa 62
Producing companies 62
Salient statistics 62
Consumption 63
Trade 63
Indian Subcontinent 63
Producing companies 63
Salient statistics 65
Consumption 65
Trade 67
Northeast Asia 68
Overview 68
Producing companies 68
Salient statistics 69
Consumption 70
Trade 71
China 72
Producing companies 72
Salient statistics 73
Consumption 74
Trade 75
Japan 75
Producing companies 75
Salient statistics 76
Consumption 76
Trade 77
South Korea 77
Producing companies 77
Salient statistics 78
Consumption 79
Trade 79
Taiwan 80
Producing companies 80
Salient statistics 80
Consumption 81
Trade 82
Southeast Asia 83
Producing companies 83
Salient statistics 85
Consumption 86
Trade 88
Additional resources 89
Revisions 91
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