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Trimethylol propane is a trifunctional alcohol with a wide spectrum of applications in the chemical industry, e.g. for the synthesis of alkyd and polyester resins, synthetic lubricants, PU-foams and lacquers or glues and adhesives. Furthermore trimethylol propane is used for the production of dyestuffs, pigments, paints and silicone products. LANXESS offers trimethylol propane from its production sites in Germany and China as flakes as well as liquid in road tankers, tank containers and drums.

Advantages of trimethyl propane as intermediate:


  • Trimethylol propane is characterised by a high stability against light and environmental influences.
  • The structure of trimethylol propane leads to a balanced ratio of stability and flexibility in the products.

Chemical and physical properties:

Trimethylol propane is a white solid at room temperature. Above 59 °C trimethylol propane melts to a colorless liquid. Trimethylol propane is well soluble in both water and organic solvents.


Di-Trimethylol propane (Di-TMP)


Di-TMP is the ether dimer of trimethylol propane. Di-TMP is applied for the synthesis of UV curable coatings, lubricants, adhesives and printing inks.


Business Unit : Material Protection Products

Areas of Applications

  • Silicon products
  • Acrylates
  • Polymeres
  • Manufacturing of coatings
  • Polyurethane resins
  • Polyester resins
  • Electric insulation coatings

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