Mono ethylene glycol is an organic solvent with the chemical formula C2H6O2 .ethylene glycol is the most important row material for industrial applications. One of the most important applications of MEG in the industry is the manufacture of resins, films and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resins and engine coolants. In addition, MEG is used to manufacture antifreeze, coolants, aircraft antifreeze, and deicers and solvents. The color of this material can be blue, green and colorless depending on the additives used.
meg is produced from the ethylene oxidation reaction at high temperature in the presence of silver oxide as the catalyst. The ethylene oxide is then hydrated to yield mono ethylene glycol with di and tri ethylene glycols as co-products.
chemical and physical properties of Mono Ethylene Glycol
In the table below some of the chemical and physical properties of this product are mentioned. All data that is mentioned in this table is gathered from Wikipedia website:
Applications of Mono Ethylene Glycol
The meg is a vital ingredient in the production of polyester fibers, films, and resins, one of which is polyethylene terephthalate (PET). PET is then converted into plastic bottles used worldwide, increasing global demand. For this material. It is estimated that 80-70% of the total MEG consumed is used as a chemical intermediate in these polyester production processes.
The second major use of meg is in the production of antifreeze, coolants, aircraft anti-icer, and de-icers.
Due to the moisturizing properties of this material, it can be used in the fabrication of textile fibers, the paper industry, and in adhesives, cellophane and inks
Another use of this material is its use as a dehydration agent in natural gas pipelines where it inhibits the formation of natural gas clathrates before being recovered from the gas and reused.
Other uses of MEG in the manufacture of clothing and textiles through packaging to kitchenware, engine coolants and antifreeze, polyester fabrics, carpets, and food containers, originate from ethylene glycol.
Ideal for use in the treatment of fibers, paper, adhesives, ink printing, leather and cellophane because of its humectant (water-attracting).