Monoethylene Glycol Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2019
Monoethylene glycol is commonly referred as ethylene glycon or MEG and is a colorless odorless liquid. It accounts for the largest share by volume demand among all ethylene glycol. It is hygroscopic and miscible in water in different proportions. The flash point of the liquid is at 111°C, while its boiling point and freezing points are 197°C and -13°C, respectively. Ethylene glycol is manufactured from ethylene through ethylene oxide which is the intermediate. Ethylene oxide reacts with water to obtain ethylene glycol. It is generally available in different grades such as polyester grade, high purity grade, antifreeze grade and industrial grade.
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Monoethylene glycol is an organic compound which has wide applications. The chemical is used as a raw material in the production of polyester fibers. It is also used in the production of polyethylene terephthalate resins, which is used in the bottling industry. It is used as a dewatering agent in the natural gas industry in order to eliminate water vapor from natural gas before further processing. Apart from these, it is used in anti freeze and coolant materials, as a heat transfer fluid and as chemical intermediates. It is also used as a humecant in the manufacturing of textile fibers, glues, adhesives, leather, and paper. In the deep sea, pipes carrying natural gas are exposed to extreme cold temperature and a possibility of salt water corrosion.
Monoethylene glycol is introduced in the pipe lines so that it acts as an anti-freeze and anti-corrosion agent. Apart from these mainstream applications of monoethylene glycol, the chemical has several niche uses such as in the production of tobacco and tobacco products including...