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Butadiene

Chemical Economics Handbook

Contents

Executive summary 6
Summary 8
Manufacturing processes 11
Butadiene production 11
Ethylene coproduction 12
Dehydrogenation 12
Houdry process for dehydrogenation of n-butane 12
Oxidative dehydrogenation of n-butenes 13
Bioethanol-based production 13
Other processes 14
Butadiene extraction processes 14
Transportation and storage 15
Health and environmental issues 16
Supply and demand by region 17
World 17
Capacity 17
Producing companies 18
Salient statistics 19
Consumption 20
Elastomers 23
ABS resins 25
Styrene butadiene latex 25
Adiponitrile 26
Other applications 26
Other polymer applications 26
Other 27
Price 28
Trade 28
North America 30
Overview 30
Capacity 30
Salient Statistics 30
Consumption 31
Trade 33
United States 34
Producing companies 34
Salient statistics 35
Consumption 35
Trade 37
Canada 38
Producing companies 38
Salient statistics 38
Consumption 39
Trade 39
Mexico 40
Producing companies 40
Salient statistics 40
Consumption 41
Trade 42
Central and South America 43
Producing companies 43
Salient statistics 44
Consumption 44
Trade 46
Western Europe 46
Producing companies 46
Salient statistics 48
Consumption 49
Trade 51
Central and Eastern Europe 52
Producing companies 52
Salient statistics 53
Consumption 53
Trade 55
CIS and Baltic States 55
Producing companies 55
Salient statistics 56
Consumption 57
Trade 59
Middle East 60
Producing companies 60
Salient statistics 61
Consumption 62
Trade 63
Africa 64
Producing companies 64
Salient statistics 64
Consumption 65
Trade 67
Indian Subcontinent 67
Producing companies 67
Salient statistics 68
Consumption 69
Trade 71
Northeast Asia 72
Overview 72
Capacity 72
Salient Statistics 72
Consumption 73
Trade 75
Mainland China 76
Producing companies 76
Salient statistics 78
Consumption 79
Trade 80
Japan 81
Producing companies 81
Salient statistics 83
Consumption 83
Trade 85
South Korea 86
Producing companies 86
Salient statistics 88
Consumption 88
Trade 90
Taiwan 91
Producing companies 91
Salient statistics 91
Consumption 92
Trade 94
Southeast Asia 95
Producing companies 95
Salient statistics 96
Consumption 96
Trade 99
Additional resources 100
Revisions 102
Data Workbook 103
Notice 104
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