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The C4 family

Introduction

Diving into C4 value chain from the production technology, to market dynamics (supply, demand, trade), to the applications

Learning topics and objectives

  1. Understand composition of the C4 stream and how C4s are produced and separated;
  2. Understand the technologies to make C4 derivatives
  3. Learn the market and applications of all chemicals in the C4 value chain, including:
    1. Butadiene and rubbers, e.g. polybutadiene rubber (PBR), styrene butadiene rubber (SBR); tyre construction; major elastomers; thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs)
    2. ABS, Butene-1 and butene-2
    3. Isobutylene and MTBE
    4. MTBE production and demand
  4. Learn the debate on using MTBE as a fuel additive in the U.S.

Modules

  1. C4 separation: introduction to the C4 family; how C4s are produced and separated; composition of the C4 stream
  2. Butadiene and Rubbers: butadiene demand, leading producers and applications; natural rubber discovery and modification; synthetic rubbers, e.g. polybutadiene rubber (PBR), styrene butadiene rubber (SBR); tyre construction; major elastomers; thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) formation, processing and applications
  3. ABS, Butene-1 and Butene-2: acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) production, leading producers and applications; demand of butene-1 and butene-2; maleic anhydride synthesis and demand
  4. Isobutylene and MTBE: MTBE production and demand; MTBE used as oxygenate in gasoline and its issues in the U.S.; possible MTBE replacements in gasoline
Section 4

The C4 family

  • C4 separation
  • Butadiene and Rubbers
  • ABS, Butene-1 and Butene-2
  • Isobutylene and MTBE

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