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1.3 PDO

Propanediol Technology

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1.3 Propanediol (PDO) is used as a raw material to produce Polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT). PDO can be formulated into a variety of industrial products, including polyurethanes, copolyesters, paints, lubricants and coatings. PDO can be used in cosmetic and daily care applications. 

Our 1.3 PDO technology provides a continuous process with low operating costs and large single line capacities. Stable and high product quality at highest utilization of raw materials is ensured. Additionally, EO and Syngas as feedstocks are easily available. 


  • Developed by Shell Chemical and acquired by Technip Zimmer® 

  • Realized the first kind of this unit in Geismar, Louisiana, USA (75 kt/y capacity as a pioneer of the technology) in 2001

Contact Our Experts

Thomas Brauburger
Director Sales

Stefan Deiss
Head of Product Management and R&D

Tel: +49 (0) 69 667784 500