Isobutane – C4H10


Isobutane, also known as i-butane, 2 methylpropane or methylpropane, is a chemical compound with molecular formula HC(CH3)3. It is a colourless flammable gas without odour. Isobutane,  is a pure hydrocarbon (HC) which is used as a blowing agent for extruded polystyrene insulation boards (XPS), polypropylene, polyurethane foams, soundproofing and waterproofing solutions. It can be also used as a propellant gas for all kind of aerosol sprays. Isobutane is widely used in construction materials, paints and coatings, household chemicals and cosmetic products.


Properties of Isobutane

*Can be used alone or blended with other blowing agents such as Dimethyl Ether (DME).

*Zero ODP (Ozone Depletion Potential).

*Lower GWP (Global Warning Potential).

*Short Atmospheric Lifetime.

*Compliance with EU VOC Regulations.