Diethylene glycol, commonly referred to as DEG, is similar in properties to ethylene glycol, but with a higher boiling point, viscosity and specific gravity.


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SDS - Safety Data Sheet
PSB - Product Stewardship Bulletin

Product Data and Technical Information

Corporate Statement

LyondellBasell is a leading producer of ethylene glycols providing a wide range of high quality ethylene glycols to meet your process needs.

Benefits & Applications

Excellent solvent properties of Diethylene glycol (DEG) make it useful in a variety of applications, such as cleaners, cement processing, heat transfer fluids and adhesives. Other major uses of DEG include its use as a chemical intermediate in the production of unsaturated polyester resins (UPRs) and polyurethanes.
LyondellBasell produces an industrial grade of DEG.

Prohibited Applications of Diethylene Glycol (DEG)

The use of LyondellBasell Diethylene Glycol in the following applications is prohibited:

- Aerosol applications such as theater fogs, linen sprays, pepper sprays, air sanitizers
- Chafing fuels for warming foods
- Deicer applications for use on roadways and pedestrian walkways
- Manufacture/Formulation of deicer or anti-icing products for use on aircraft or runways

Chemical Category

Diols, Glycols