Diols/polyols from Kuraray – The basis for new polymers

Diols are key components in the chemical industry. They can be  used in the production of polyesters, polycarbonates and polyurethanes. Kuraray offers 3-methyl-1,5-pentanediol (MPD) and 1,9-nonanediol (ND). These are specific products produced using Kuraray’s proprietary synthesis technology. A wide range of derivatives of these diols are also marketed as Kuraray polyols. The methyl branch of MPD provides many distinctive properties: low viscosity, hydrolysis resistance, wide-ranging compatibility and a pleasant softness. Our diols and polyols are the basis for developing innovative new polymers.

  • Printing inks for flexible packaging
  • Man-made leather
  • Stretch fibers
  • Flexible films
  • PU adhesives
  • Flexible TPU (without plasticizers)
  • PU emulsions
  • Polyester plasticizers
  • Chain extender
  • PUD (PU Dispersions)
  • Special foams


Contact Kuraray

Please contact us if you would like to know more about our diols and polyols.

Phone: +49 69 305 35 844
Fax: +49 69 305 35 644
chemicals(at)kuraray.com