Polymerization of ethylene: Trigonox B is an efficient initiator for the production of Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE). It is used both for tubular and autoclave processes. In most cases a combination with other peroxides is used to ensure a broad reactivity range.
Polymerization of styrene: Trigonox B may be used for the polymerization and copolymerization of styrene in the temperature range of 95-185°C. In practice, combinations of two or more peroxides with diverging activities are used to reduce the residual monomer content in the final polymer and to increase reactor efficiency.