Cyclohexanedimethanol (CHDM) is a chemical intermediate that is often used as a glycol modifier for saturated and unsaturated polyester resins. It may also be used in fiberglass-reinforced products because of its exceptional heat resistance and corrosion resistance. With its many qualities, CHDM is commonly used in the industrial sector. The markets that benefit most from the intermediate are rubber compounding, paints and coatings, pharmaceutical, polyurethane, inks and composites.
Cyclohexanedimethanol (CHDM) is symmetrical and has a high-molecular weight. It is available in both solid and liquid forms. Silver Fern Chemical manufactures CHDM 90, which has a concentration of 90% 1,4 cyclohexanedimethanol and 10% water. Our 90/10 weight percent liquid solution is stored at room temperature for easier handling.
Below is additional information about CHDM, its attributes and the industrial settings that it’s commonly used for.
Key Attributes of CHDM 90:
When using Cyclohexanedimethanol (CHDM) in polyester-melamine baking enamels, automotive coatings and other metals, the chemical intermediate provides excellent stain, humidity and corrosion resistance. It also delivers reliable hydraulic stability to polyester resins that are intended to be used in water. Polyester polyols for polyurethane coatings are made for industrial maintenance, transportation, automotive and aerospace industries. It may also be used in unsaturated polyester resins that are found is sheet molding and gel coats.
The main benefits to using Cyclohexanedimethanol (CHDM) 90 are:
Excellent corrosion resistance in fiberglass-reinforced products
Reliable hardness with some flexibility
Good heat resistance and electrical properties
Highly reactive hydroxyl groups
High glass transition temperature
Common Uses of CHDM 90:
With the advantages of CHDM, the chemical has a wide range of uses for industrial settings. Some of the most common uses of CHDM 90 include:
Polyester-melamine baking enamels
Waterborne polyester resins
Unsaturated polyester resins
Resin coatings for heat-sensitive substrates
Cosmetic polymer intermediate
Chemical and pharmaceutical intermediate
Safety Precautions for CHDM 90:
Good ventilation should be used when working with the chemical. Proper safety equipment is also essential and includes safety glasses, a face shield, protective clothing and chemical-resistant gloves and footwear. Proper grounding procedures need to be in place, as CHDM can accumulate static charges that can lead to electrical sparks.
Silver Fern Chemical is a leading wholesale supplier of chemicals for industries across North America. Our CHDM is 90% by weight CHDM-D and 10% water. To order CHDM for your industrial needs, contact us today.
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