1,3-Butadiene Supplier to Southern California

Southern California businesses who buy 1,3-butadiene have an exemplary producer in your neighborhood at WestAir Specialty Gases and Equipment. 1,3-butadiene is a flammable gas that is colorless and is distributed as a liquid under its own vapor pressure.

1,3-butadiene is a specialty olefin originally created in vast quantities to support the synthetic rubber business that grew because of the shortage of natural rubber during World War II.

Today, the demand for rubber tires still shapes the majority of all 1,3-Butadiene production. Continuing research in specialty rubber and related polymers drives the demand for cylinder quantities of High Purity 1,3-Butadiene. It is also used in specialty organic chemical synthesis, and in mixtures, as a standard for environmental air monitoring.

Most 1,3-Butadiene production relies on n-butane as a starting material, collected from midstream natural gas processing plants. High Purity 1,3-Butadiene can be created from acetylene, 1-butene and ethanol, generally however, high purity 1,3-butadiene is distilled from the commercial n-butane process.

Call WestAir Specialty Gases and Equipment in Southern California at 866-WESTAIR if you would like more information about how we supply our customers with 1,3-butadiene. Our exceptional customer service for delivering specialty gasses is backed by PurityPlus's national network of accredited labs.