Applications for DEG

The characteristics of our Diethylene Glycol (DEG) products supplement our MEG portfolio, augmenting our capabilities to include applications that require hygroscopicity, lubricants and low volatility.

PROPERTIES/CHARACTERISTICS     APPLICATIONS/USES

Hygroscopicity

  • Gas dehydration
  • Plasticizer for paper, composition cork, glues, adhesives, bookbinding and coatings

Lubricant

  • Glass-grinding aids
  • Fiber-finish component
  • Cement-grinding aids
  • Mold release agent

Solvent Coupler

  • Stabilizer for soluble oil dispersions
  • Compatibilizer for dye and printing ink components

Solvent

  • Aromatic and paraffinic hydrocarbon separations
  • Printing ink/paint pigments/dyes

Low Volatility

  • Binder for foundry sand-molding

Freezing Point Depression

  • Latex paint antifreeze
  • Antifreeze
  • Deicing fluids
  • Heat transfer fluids
  • Drywall joint compound
  • Belt wetting agent

Chemical Intermediate

  • Unsaturated polyester resin
  • Plasticizer intermediate for nitrocellulose lacquers, enamels and adhesives
  • Polyester polyols for urethane foam
  • Thermoplastic polyurethanes
  • Emulsifiers
  • Lubricants
  • Morpholine