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Pentaerythritol

Also known under the product name:

  • Monopentaerythritol

CAS-Nr.: 115-77-5
EINECS-Nr.: 204-104-9

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Pentaerythritol

Pentaerythritol is a white powder. It is supplied mainly to the synthetic resin industry and is used in the manufacture of resins, paints and varnishes.

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In its main field of application – surface coatings – pentaerythritol results in greater viscosity, hardness, durability and water resistance. This is why pentaerythritol is used in paints and varnishes, for example. Alkyd paints containing pentaerythritol have excellent adhesive properties and are weatherproof.

 

Pentaerythritol esters of fatty acids are also used as plasticisers to improve the elasticity and toughness of synthetic resins. Depending on the degree of esterification, pentaerythritol can take different physical forms and therefore also finds application as an emulsifier.

Examples of applications

Pentaerythritol is mainly used in the production of alkyd paints and varnishes. It is also used as a plasticiser and emulsifying agent, and in electroplating.

Packaging

  • 25 kg bags
  • 500 kg big bags

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