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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman TMPD™ Glycol Platelets

  • Auto refinish
  • Intermediates
  • Paints & coatings
  • Plasticizer
  • Process additives
  • Wind energy
Key Attributes
  • Allows the formulation of very stable waterborne polyesters
  • Excellent chemical, stain, humidity, and corrosion resistance properties
  • Ideal for formulating high-solids, low VOC coatings
  • Low viscosity and density with excellent solubility in solvents
  • Outstanding corrosion resistance in fiberglass-reinforced plastics

Product Description


Eastman TMPD™ glycol is used to formulate saturated polyester resins for liquid coatings and unsaturated polyester laminating resins. Markets for Eastman TMPD™ include metal office furniture, automotive, industrial maintenance, general metal, and fiberglass-reinforced plastics for composites. Eastman TMPD™ can be shipped in bags in white, waxy platelet form, cast solid form in drums, or in bulk molten form in tank trucks.

Contact us for more information, to request a sample, or to receive a copy of Eastman publication, Storage and Handling of Eastman TMPD™ Glycol Platelets.

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
Molecular Weight146.22
Empirical FormulaC8H18O2
AppearanceaWhite, irregularly shaped platelets
Assay by Gas Chromatography98.6 wt % min.
Water0.25 wt % max.
     as Butyric Acid0.05 wt % max.
Color (Molten) 
     Pt-Co Scale15 max.
Melting Point46-55 °C (114.8-131 °F)
Boiling Point @ 760 mm Hg 
     95%235 °C (455 °F)
     Initial220 °C (428 °F)
Density @ 21°C 
     Granulated0.688 g/mL (43 lb/ft3)
     Solid Cake0.897 g/mL (56 lb/ft3)
Specific Gravity 
     @ 55°C/15°C0.928
Flash Point 
     Cleveland Open Cup113 °C (235 °F)
Fire Point 
     Cleveland Open Cup118 °C (245 °F)
Autoignition Temperature346 °C (655 °F)
Hygroscopicity at Equil. 
     @ 25°C and 50% RH0.1-0.2 wt % H2O
Solubility @ 25°C in 
     Ethyl Alcohol75 wt %
     Isopropyl Alcohol80 wt %
     Methyl Alcohol75 wt %
     Propylene Glycol50 wt %
     Water1.9 wt %

aFree of foreign matter.


Inside storage is recommended. Flaked, pelletized or pastillated forms of this product may remass under the following conditions:

  • If stored near sources of heat
  • Upon prolonged storage above 30 deg C (86 deg F)
  • With pressure (e.g., stacking pallets two or more high)

Remassing has no influence on the physical properties of the finished product. However, it is strongly recommended that strict control of stored inventory be observed at all times, taking care that the oldest material is used first.

Properties reported here are typical of average lots. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.

Eastman and its marketing affiliates shall not be responsible for the use of this information, or of any product, method, or apparatus mentioned, and you must make your own determination of its suitability and completeness for your own use, for the protection of the environment, and for the health and safety of your employees and purchasers of your products. No warranty is made of the merchantability of fitness of any product, and nothing herein waives any of the Seller's conditions of sale.

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