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1,6-Hexanediol HDO®

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1,6-Hexanediol HDO® is a building block for saturated polyesters and polyurethanes acrylic esters of 1,6-Hexanediol are used as reactive diluent for UV-coatings. 1,6-Hexanediol is used in polyesters for solvent-borne paints, in stoving enamels for automotive coatings, for can-& coil-coating and for general applications. It is preferentially used in two-component paints for plastic coatings and repair coatings. It is suitable for polyester plasticizers and in soft segments for polyurethanes.

1,6-Hexanediol shows an optimum balance of flexibility and toughness (excellent flexibility in combination with sufficient hardness) in polyesters and polyurethane.


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