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Ethylene Glycol

Ethylene Glycol is a basic chemical which is processed in large quantities all over the world. A difference can be made between Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG), Diethylene Glycol (DEG) and Triethylene Glycol (TEG).



Dr. Ewelina Burakowska-Meise

Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) is a liquid, colorless daughter product of ethylene oxide which originates by adding water. Monoethylene Glycol`s most important areas of application are the production of PET bottles as well as polyester fibers for functional sports and casual wear and also for polyester resins. You can find MEG in the automotive industry as engine coolants, as lubricants for moving parts in cooling systems, as additives in electrolytic polishing belts and as a component for flame resistant hydraulic fluids.


Monoethylene Glycol Fiber grade

Monoethylene Glycol Technical grade


Diethylene Glycol (DEG) is a colorless by-product from Monoethylene Glycol and ethylene oxide production. DEG is used as a solvent in the printing ink industry, as a component for hydraulic liquids, as a raw material for the production of PU systems and as an ingredient for detergents. Besides, DEG is used for the production of unsaturated polyester resins as well as a raw material for the production of morpholine.


Triethylene Glycol (TEG) is a colorless, liquefied by-product from Diethylene Glycol and Ethylene Oxide production. TEG is used as a plasticizer for the production of PBT films and for water soluble lubricants for pumps. Additionally, TEG is used in gas purification and gas drying processes.