• 1,6-Hexanediol (HDO)– $0.07/lb.
• Neopentylglycol (NPG, NEOL) – $0.11/lb.
Neopentylglycol (NPG), which is marketed by BASF under the brand NEOL, is mainly used as a building block in polyester resins for coatings, unsaturated polyesters, lubricants and plasticizers.
1,6-Hexanediol (HDO) is used to manufacture industrial coatings including lower volatile organic compound formulations, polyurethanes, adhesives and cosmetics. HDO also serves as a reactive thinner in the formulation of epoxy systems, which are used for the efficient production of rotor blades for modern wind turbines, as well as construction components for automotive lightweight applications.