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Susterra® Propanediol For Polyurethane Applications


Clearly better.

Susterra® propanediol is the bio-based building block that delivers high performance across a wide variety of polyurethane applications. It is an excellent polyol or chain extender for the manufacture of urethanes. Depending on the chemistry selected, the urethane’s structural block can yield a final product with enhanced mechanical properties.

Susterra® propanediol performance benefits include:
  • Improved flexibility and tear strength
  • Outstanding resilience
  • Excellent adhesion
  • Softness and transparency
  • Enhanced abrasion resistance
  • 100% USDA bio-based material, renewably and sustainably sourced

Susterra® propanediol is effective in the following industrial polyurethane applications:


Furniture and Automotive
  • TPU elastomers
  • PU foams
  • Hot melt adhesives
  • PU synthetic leather


TPU elastomers
  • Cast parts
  • Molded and extruded TPUs
  • TPEs


  • PUD coatings
  • Coatings for electronics, woods, concrete floors
  • Synthetic leather skin coats


  • Construction
  • Textile (i.e. carpet backing)
  • Tapes
  • Solvent borne


Performance textiles
  • TPU waterproof breathable films
  • PU synthetic leather (i.e. accessories)


  • TPU elastomers
  • TPU waterproof breathable films
  • PU foams
  • Hot melt adhesives
  • PU synthetic leather