StructureDimethylterephthalate (DMT)
CAS No. 120-61-6
EC No. 204-411-8
Synonyms Dimethyl p-phthalate; Di-Me terephthalate; Dimethyl 4-phthalate; Methyl terephthalate; Terephthalic acid dimethyl ester; Dimethyl p-benzenedicarboxylate; Methyl 4-carbomethoxybenzoate; Terephthalic acid methyl ester; Dimethyl 1,4-benzenedicarboxylate

Dimethylterephthalate (DMT)

Dimethylterephthalate (DMT) is a sensitizer for direct thermal paper. DMT is suitable for use as a sensitizer in most thermal paper grades


DMT can be applied in the conventional way as a sensitizer by the application of an aqueous coating composition to a pre-coated base paper followed by drying and calendaring. The coating composition will also contain appropriate amounts of various additives including for example color former and color developer.

It is most commonly used in combination with WinCon-2.


DMT supplied by Connect Chemicals is a special powder version suitable for thermal paper applications.


Packaging & Shelf Life:

  • 20 kg bags

Under proper storage conditions the shelf life is 12 months.


Health & Safety:

Detailed information about the product can be found in our Material Safety Data Sheet​

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