Ethylene glycol, commonly referred to as EG, monoethylene glycol, or MEG, is the largest volume product of all ethylene glycols. Ethylene glycol is available in four grades; polyester, hi purity, industrial and antifreeze grade.
LyondellBasell is a leading producer of ethylene glycols providing a wide range of high quality ethylene glycols to meet your process needs.
Polyester grade EG is used in the manufacture of polyester fibers and polyethylene terephalate (PET) resins, used in making a number of products including textiles, tire cords, video tapes, and soft drink and water containers. LyondellBasell polyester EG meets the highest quality standards. Hi-purity and industrial grade EG is used in a variety of applications requiring good solvent, hygroscopic or high boiling point characteristics, such as paints, printing inks, hydraulic fluids, cleaners, heat transfer fluids, and electronics. Antifreeze grade EG is a major component in the manufacture of automotive engine coolants.
The use of LyondellBasell Mono Ethylene 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