Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
Chart Description. Intratec provides Butadiene prices in several countries, as follows:
Chart Instructions. Hover the mouse over the series to view the respective Butadiene prices plotted. You can filter a given Butadiene price series by clicking on the respective legend label, right above the chart.
About Butadiene. Butadiene (a.k.a. BD, 1,3-Butadiene, Bio-Butadiene) is the simplest conjugated diene and an extremely versatile and important chemical commodity. With its conjugated double bonds, this chemical can undergo several unique reactions (e.g. addition, hydrogenation, oxygenation, Diels-Alder, polymerization) yielding a broad range of important chemicals. 1,2-Butadiene, the other isomeric form of Butadiene, has no significant commercial applications. It is usually a by-product from 1,3-Butadiene production.
Chemical Formula. C4H6
Commercial Grades. technical grade (98.0 wt% minimum purity); chemically pure (CP, 99.0 wt% minimum purity); instrument grade (99.4 wt% minimum purity); and research grade (99.8 wt% minimum purity).
Uses. On an economic perspective, Butadiene is the most important C4 hydrocarbon. It is mainly used as a monomer or co-monomer in the production of synthetic rubbers.
- Co-product of steam cracking for ethylene production
- Butane/butenes (dehydrogenation)
- Raw sugar/glucose (fermentation)
- Ethanol (2-stage reaction process via acetaldehyde)
- Crude C4s stream (extraction)
To know more about Butadiene production processes, click here.
Derivatives. styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR); butadiene rubber (BR); nitrile rubber (NBR); and chloroprene rubber (CR).
Methodology. The pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Methodology.
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