Neopentyl Glycol

Over 85% of the neopentyl glycol produced is converted to base resins for coatings, especially gel coats and powder coatings. Gel coats made using neopentyl glycol based resins have high water resistance and are therefore used as the finish coat in fiber-reinforced plastic boat hulls, shower stalls and similar applications. A significant percentage of the neopentyl glycol produced is converted to esters used in aircraft engine lubricants.