Glycidol is a small epoxy-molecule and contains an epoxy- as well as a hydroxyl- functionality. Replacement of epichlorohydrin in a wide area of applications is forseen for the future. Advantages are the absence of chlorine and a 100% biobased molecule.

Because of this bi-functionality, the molecule has wide industrial applications. The molecule is slightly unstable so storage and logistics is critical to guarantee the quality. We know how to deal with this. 

So far the availability has been limited because of the difficult process route. We apply a new route, leading to higher commercial attractiveness and thus more attractive to the industry if compared to the allyl-alcohol route.

Glycidol has, due to its versatile functionality, multiple applications in the industry. This varies from Pharma to hydraulic fluids and from Urethanes (GlycidylCarbamates), PVC stabilizor and to epoxyresins.

The possibilitytotal absence of Chlorine/Epichlorohydrin and Bisphenol A when designing Glycidol based epoxyresins,  generates huge competitive advantages in for example food applications and medical markets. 

Blue Bear Chemicals offers a 100% biobased Glycidol that paves the road to a greener future in chemicals. 

Glycidol applications:

  • Epoxies,
  • Chemical intermediate,
  • Synthesis of Glycerol, glycidyl ethers, esters and amines,
  • Pharmaceuticals,
  • Sanitary chemicals,
  • Gelation Agent in solid propellants,
  • Additive in synthetic hydraulic fluids,
  • Reactive diluent in epoxy systems,
  • Stabilizer for natural oils and vinyl polymers (a.o. PVC)
  • Dye levelling agent
  • Free Fatty Acid neutralizer in oils and waxes,

Please check some interesting literature on Glycidol applications: Significance and use of Glycidol

Please also check the technical data sheets below or in our download section. Here you will also find detailed business cases with examples of glycidol applications.

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Samples and price info is available upon request.

Glycidol TDS

Glycidol technical data sheet – v1.4

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