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Methanol (methyl alcohol)

We are your source for methanol

Methanol, also known as methyl alcohol or wood alcohol is a colorless liquid with a low boiling point and a fairly volatile profile. Soluble in water, methanol finds use as an intermediate in chemical synthesis, as an extraction agent to remove water from automotive and aviation fuels and as a solvent for paint, plastics and common household cleaners. Its economic and environmental profile has made it an increasingly popular choice in recent years for fuel and wastewater treatment.


  • Colorless
  • Light, volatile
  • Low impurities
  • Flammable
  • Distinctive odor
  • Polar liquid


  • Industrial

Products available

  • Methanol
  • Traceable methanol
  • Custom blends and dilutions

Sizes available

  • Barge
  • Bulk rail car
  • Bulk tank truck
  • Totes (IBC)
  • Drums
  • Pails
  • Cases


Chemical manufacturing

Chemical intermediates for formaldehyde, acetic acid, MTBE, biodiesel, olefins

Coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers

Paints, plastics, adhesives, resins

Household and industrial cleaning

Windshield wiper fluid, disinfectants


Carriers, chemical intermediates


Hydrogen carrier, fuel, fuel additives

Water treatment

Nitrate removal


Refrigerants, anti-freeze, anti-hydrate

Univar Solutions is the premier methanol distributor 

  • Vast network of 120+ wholly-owned facilities with bulk tank, rail car, blending and packaging infrastructure
  • Efficient private fleet with dedicated drivers servicing local regions
  • Partnership with world-class suppliers offering various manufacturing sites and production processes
  • Experienced sales force with broad product and market knowledge
  • Custom and specialty blending and lab services

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