Other Applications

Triethylene glycol (TEG) and tetraethylene glycol (TETRA EG) may be used directly as a plasticizer or modified by esterification. As a plasticizer, TEG and TETRA EG are used in the manufacture of:

  • Safety glass
  • Separation membranes (silicone rubber, polyvinyl acetate, cellulose triacetate)
  • Ceramic materials (resistant refractory plastics, molded ceramics)

Demand for tetraethylene glycol is strong in the area of BTX (benzene, toluene, xylene) extraction to separate aromatic hydrocarbons from non-aromatic hydrocarbons.

Monoethylene glycol (MEG), diethylene glycol (DEG) are often used in water-based paints, dry-wall compounds, glass cleaners, dyes, waxes and adhesives as a freezing point depressor to avoid damage by low-temperature extremes.

In addition, monethylene glycol and diethylene glycol are also used as binders for foundry sand molding, and a lubricant for glass- and cement-grinding. In addition, both homologs are also used as humectants in textile fiber, paper, leather, adhesive and glue applications.

Monethylene glycol (MEG)
Diethylene glycol (DEG)
Triethylene glycol (TEG)
Tetraethylene glycol (TETRA EG)

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