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RESINS + ADHESIVES | MONO ETHYLENE GLYCOL (MEG)

Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG)

Description
Mono Ethylene Glycol (also known as MEG) is a clear, colourless, virtually odourless, and slightly viscous liquid.  It is miscible with water, alcohols, and many organic compounds, and has the formula C2H6O2.  It is the most important of the commercially available ethylene glycols as it has many industrial applications.

Applications

There is strong global demand for Mono Ethylene Glycol as it is a vital ingredient in the production of polyester fibres, films, and resins, one of which is polyethylene terephthalate (PET).  The PET is then converted into plastic bottles which are used globally.  It is estimated that 70-80% of all the MEG consumed is used as a chemical intermediate in these polyester production processes. The second largest market for MEG is in antifreeze applications where it is a component in the manufacture of antifreeze, coolants, aircraft anti-icer, and de-icers. Mono ethylene glycol also has humectant properties and this makes it ideal for use in the fibre treatment of textiles, the paper industry, and in adhesives, inks, and cellophane.

 

Cas: 107-21-1

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