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Polycaprolactone Polyols

Tri-iso distributes a wide range of polycaprolactone  polyols that allow formulators to produce high quality polyurethane adhesives.  Polyols contain reactive hydroxyl (OH) groups which react with isocyanate (NCO) groups on isocyanates to form polyurethane adhesives. 

Polycaprolactones are a special high performance class of polyester polyols.  From a chemical structure point of view, polycaprolactone polyols are hexane glycol adipates.  The method by which polycaprolactone polyols are produced compared to standard glycol adipates determines their enhanced physical properties.   Polycaprolactone polyols are formed by a ring opening of a heterocycle ring (caprolactone monomer) by a glycol initiator.  The nature of this reaction results in a low polydispersity (narrow molecular weight distribution).  The lack of the high molecular weight tail found in standard polyester polyols results in the lower viscosities found in polycaprolactone polyols.  Moreover, the lack of the low molecular weight tail results in better low and high temperature performance.    Additionally,  polycaprolactone polyols exhibit enhanced hydrolytic stability compared to standard glycol adipates because they are made under mild conditons and without acid catalysis.

Additionally, since polycaprolactones are polyester polyols, they also produce polyurethane adhesives with enhanced UV resistance, excellent resistance to oils and fuels, and better abrasion resistance and tensile and tear strength compared to polyether-based polyurethane adhesives. 

There are several key characteristics which define what performance properties a given polycaprolactone polyol will impart in a given polyurethane adhesive.  These characteristics include:  the hydroxyl number or hydroxyl value  (OH value), OH equivalent weight, molecular weight, and the functionality of the polyol.

Hydroxyl number (OH ) is the measure of the hydroxyl group content of gram of polyol.  Hydroxyl value is measured by titrating a known mass of polyol against potassium hydroxide (KOH), and is expressed as mg KOH/g.  Lower hydroxyl values indicates lower hydroxyl content and a higher molecular weight for the overall polyol.

OH equivalent weight is the number of grams of a given product that contains one equivalent of  hydroxyl groups (NCO).  Equivalent weight = 56100/OH

Molecular Weight is determined by multiplying the equivalent weight by the polyol functionality

Polyol functionality refers to the number of OH groups per  molecule.  Increasing the number of OH groups results in greater crosslinking.  Greater crosslinking yields stiffer, harder products with enhanced chemical and thermal resistance.  Polyols that contain 2 hydroxyl groups are called diols, polyols with 3 functional groups are called triols, polyol groups with 4 hydroxyl groups are called tetrols.

Your Tri-iso Technical Sales Representative is available to assist you in the selection of the appropriate polycaprolactone polyol that will provide the specific properties you are trying to obtain. Click here to request a quote.

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Perstorp CAPA 1301
Perstorp CAPA 1301

CAPA 1301 is a 3000MW monofunctional polycaprolactone, mono functional read more
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Perstorp CAPA 2043
Perstorp CAPA 2043

400MW Polycaprolactone polyol diol, initiated with 1,4-BDO read more
CAPA 2043
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Perstorp CAPA 2054
Perstorp CAPA 2054

550MW Polycaprolactone polyol diol, initiated with diethylene glycol (DEG). read more
CAPA 2054
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Perstorp CAPA 2077A
Perstorp CAPA 2077A

CAPA® 2077A is a 750MW Polycaprolactone polyol diol, initiated with hexanediol read more
CAPA 2077A
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Perstorp CAPA 2085
Perstorp CAPA 2085

830MW Polycaprolactone polyol diol, initiated with diethylene glycol (DEG) read more
CAPA 2085
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Perstorp CAPA 2100
Perstorp CAPA 2100

CAPA® 2100 is a 1000MW Polycaprolactone polyol diol, initiated with neopentyl gl read more
CAPA 2100
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Perstorp CAPA 2101A
Perstorp CAPA 2101A

1000MW Polycaprolactone polyol diol, initiated with neopentyl glycol (NEO). read more
CAPA 2101A
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Perstorp CAPA 2121
Perstorp CAPA 2121

1250MW Polycaprolactone polyol diol, initiated with neopentyl glycol (NEO) read more
CAPA 2121
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Perstorp CAPA 2125
Perstorp CAPA 2125

1250MW Polycaprolactone polyol diol initiated with diethylene glycol (DEG) read more
CAPA 2125
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Perstorp CAPA 2125A
Perstorp CAPA 2125A

1250MW Polycaprolactone polyol diol initiated with diethylene glycol (DEG) read more
CAPA 2125A
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Perstorp CAPA 2200
Perstorp CAPA 2200

2000MW Polycaprolactone polyol diol initiated with neopentyl glycol (NEO) read more
CAPA 2200
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Perstorp CAPA 2200A
Perstorp CAPA 2200A

2000MW Polycaprolactone polyol diol initiated with neopentyl glycol (NEO) read more
CAPA 2200A
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Perstorp CAPA 2201
Perstorp CAPA 2201

2000MW Polycaprolactone polyol diol initiated with neopentyl glycol (NEO) read more
CAPA 2201
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Perstorp CAPA 2201A
Perstorp CAPA 2201A

2000MW Polycaprolactone polyol diol initiated with neopentyl glycol (NEO) . read more
CAPA 2201A
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Perstorp CAPA 2202A
Perstorp CAPA 2202A

2000MW Polycaprolactone polyol diol initiated with 1,4-butanediol (BDO) read more
CAPA 2202A
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Perstorp CAPA 2203A
Perstorp CAPA 2203A

2000MW Polycaprolactone polyol diol initiated with 1,4-butanediol (BDO) read more
CAPA 2203A
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Perstorp CAPA 2205
Perstorp CAPA 2205

2000 MW polycaprolactone diol initiated with diethylene glycol read more
CAPA 2205
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Perstorp CAPA 2209
Perstorp CAPA 2209

2000 MW polycaprolactone diol initiated with monoethylene glycol (MEG). read more
CAPA 2209
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Perstorp CAPA 2302A
Perstorp CAPA 2302A

3000 MW polycaprolactone diol initiated with 1,4-butanediol (BDO). read more
CAPA 2302A
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Perstorp CAPA 2304
Perstorp CAPA 2304

3000 MW polycaprolactone polyol diol initiated with diethylene glycol (DEG) read more
CAPA 2304
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