1,6-Hexanediol is raw material for polyurethane coatings, polyester resins and polycarbonatediol resins. It is also used as a raw material to make reactive diluent for epoxy resin. The chemical structure of 1,6-hexanediol, which contains terminally located hydroxyl groups, makes it highly reactive and useful for the manufacture of a variety of derivatives. It is also used as a raw material for a UV curing material, which is expanding market share as an environmentally friendly coating material that do not use solvents. UBE is the sole manufacturer in Japan.
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