Mitsubishi to commercialise process for making butadiene from butene

ERJ staff report (DS)

Tokyo — Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. has developed a technology to manufacture butadiene from butenes using proprietary catalyst and examined it at a pilot plant in its Mizushima Plant in Japan. MCC has received a firm prospect to industrialise the new production technology and plans to produce the process design package within the next year.

The largest single use for butadiene is in the production of styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) which is principally used in the manufacture of tyres. The demand for butadiene has expanded…

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