Eastman NPG glycol
Eastman invented Eastman NPG glycol in the 1950s, and its market share continues to grow to this day. Eastman offers the broadest portfolio and global supply of high-performance monomer intermediates for resins, as well as additives, inhibitors, and copromoters.
Eastman NPG is available in two forms: as white, waxy platelets or molten. A slurry of 90 percent by weight with water is available, and designated Eastman NPG 90.
Formulators and purchasers of intermediates for resins continue to find Eastman NPG glycol useful in new applications and new markets.
Applications where Eastman NPG glycol is useful are:
- Production of diesters and polyesters, where it provides fast processing, excellent stability, low color, good resistance to chemicals and weathering, and improved electrical, thermal, and hydrolytic stability
- Unsaturated polyester gel coats for marine applications and bathroom tubs, sinks, and toilets, where Eastman NPG imparts low color, excellent weathering, and hydrolytic stability
- Fiberglass-reinforced greenhouses and similar structures
- Halogenated, flame-retardant polyesters
- Saturated, reactive polyesters based on Eastman NPG combined with melamine resins to produce premium-quality heat-curable enamels for coil coating or spray applications
- Rigid and flexible polyurethane foams