MEG (Mono ethylene glycol)

MEG (Mono ethylene glycol)

Chemical Name: Monoethylene glycol

Trade Name: MEG


Monoethylene glycol (MEG) is an odorless, colorless, clear and viscose liquid with a sweet taste, which is produced from the reaction between water and ethylene oxide. It is miscible with water, alcohols, and many organic compounds, and has the chemical formula of C2H6O2.

General Applications:

MEG has numerous applications for manufacture of various products including automotive antifreeze and coolants, resins, deicing fluids, heat transfer fluids, leather, paper, textile fibers, water-based adhesives, sturdy polyethylene terephthalate drink and food containers, latex paints and asphalt emulsions and electrolytic capacitors.

Technical Specifications:

Appearance Colorless, transparent
Purity 99.8 % wt. min.
Colour [Pt-co ] 5 max.
DEG 0.08 % wt. max.
Water 0.08 % wt. max.
Specific gravity 20/20 ◦ C 1.1151-1.1156
Boiling range at 0.1013 MPA
5% Vol. Min 196 ◦C
95% Vol. Max 199 ◦C
Aldehydes [as formaldehyde] 8 mg /kg max.
Acidity [as acetic acid] 10 mg/kg max.
Iron [as Fe] 0.1 mg/kg max.
Inorganic chloride [as CI] 0.05 mg/kg max.
Ash 50 mg/kg max.

Safety, Handling & Storage:
Full information on the safety, handling and storage of MEG is available in the corresponding Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).