1,3-Butadiene Supplier to Richmond, Virginia Richmond, Virginia businesses who need 1,3-butadiene have a well-known area producer at Arc3 Gases. 1,3-butadiene is a colorless, flammable gas delivered as a liquid under its own vapor pressure. 1,3-butadiene is a specialty olefin initially produced in vast quantities to supply the synthetic rubber business that blossomed because of the scarcity of natural rubber during World War II. In our time, the necessity for rubber tires still shapes the majority of all 1,3-Butadiene production. Additional 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, stripped 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 Arc3 Gases in Richmond, Virginia at (804) 644-4521 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.