Butadiene plant / Safety tour
The butadiene plant in the Friesenheim Island section of BASF’s Verbund site in Ludwigshafen produces up to 105,000 metric tons of butadiene per year. It is one of the central Verbund plants that are directly linked to both steam crackers.
Butadiene is a raw material that can be used to produce synthetic rubber, among other applications. The tire industry is one of the main consumers of butadiene. Other applications for butadiene include paper chemicals and plastics production.
Dehset Karinca and Elisabeth Galaktionow conduct a security inspection in the butadiene plant. They follow a route with specified points where they carry out checks.