Butadiene

Definition - What does Butadiene mean?

Butadiene is a colorless gaseous compound that is non-corrosive in nature. It is commonly used to produce polymers and copolymers that serve as ingredients in corrosion preventive coatings for metallic substrate surfaces.

Corrosionpedia explains Butadiene

Butadiene is manufactured via the extractive distillation process from crude butylene concentration stream. Butadiene is a byproduct of ethylene and propylene.

Butadiene is frequently used to manufacture tires. In addition, it is used to manufacture rubber-like textured materials such as polymers, latex and plastic. The most popular coatings produced with butadiene are carpet and paper coats with a styrene-butadiene latex base.

Care should be taken when handling butadiene, which is a known carcinogen listed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and other agencies.

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