1,3-Butadiene Supplier to Western Michigan Western Michigan businesses who buy 1,3-butadiene have an exemplary area producer at GTW. 1,3-butadiene is a flammable, colorless gas shipped as a liquid under its own vapor pressure. 1,3-butadiene is a specialty olefin initially created in large amounts to facilitate the synthetic rubber business that developed because of the scarcity of natural rubber during World War II. Today, the demand for rubber tires still defines the majority of all 1,3-Butadiene production. Ongoing 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, gathered 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 GTW in Western Michigan at 616-754-6120 if you are looking 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.