1,3-Butadiene Supplier to Northern Illinois Northern Illinois businesses who purchase 1,3-butadiene have a reputable producer in your neighborhood at Weldstar Specialty Gases. 1,3-butadiene is a colorless, flammable gas distributed as a liquid under its own vapor pressure. 1,3-butadiene is a specialty olefin initially synthesized in large amounts to supply the synthetic rubber business that grew because of the shortage of natural rubber during World War II. In our time, the need 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, 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 Weldstar Specialty Gases in Northern Illinois at 708-627-1007 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.