Neopentyl glycol (NPG) is used primarily in base resins for industrial coatings and fiberglass-reinforced plastics applications. Important uses are also found in hydraulic fluids, synthetic lubricant oils, greases, metal-working fluids and aircraft engine lubricants. It is also used in polyester polyols for polyurethane coatings for the automotive, industrial maintenance, transportation, and aerospace markets. Other outlets include textiles, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, plasticisers and petroleum. NPG is shipped as flake, molten and slurry.