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ETHYLENE GLYCOLS • EO & EODS

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You produce and consume ethylene glycols, EO and EODs; we provide the business intelligence you need to do so effectively and profitably.

Tecnon OrbiChem can help senior-level management personnel, including procurement managers and business segment managers, make timely, well-informed decisions based on reliable and accurate data and analysis of key factors shaping the Ethylene Oxide, Glycols and EODs markets on a monthly basis.

Tecnon OrbiChem provides detailed and comprehensive coverage of markets, prices, developments and trends for the global ethylene oxide market including glycols key derivative products. The reports also include informative tables and charts highlighting key trade statistics, regional price comparisons, and production/consumption trends.

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  • Tracks information on plant operations within the global EO, glycols and EO derivatives business
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  • Provides market information on global EO, glycols business industry, including major downstream derivatives (ethanolamines, glycol ethers)
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  • Provides analysis of market activity throughout the value chain
  • Up-to-date information regarding supply/demand featuring country, regional and global views

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Ethylene is one of the major chemical building blocks and the largest of the olefins (by sales volume). Its main use is as the monomer for various forms of polyethylene. Ethylene is produced by steam cracking, predominantly of naphtha in Europe and Asia, and of ethane in North America and the Middle East. Co-products are propylene and a C4 stream containing butadiene. Ethylene is also used to produce vinyl acetate and as a co-monomer in other types of resin. Although propylene is growing in importance, the demands of the ethylene market still mainly drive the operation of steam crackers.

red-down-arrowEthylene Oxide Chemical-Business-Focus Chemical-Business-Focus Chemical-Business-Focus Chemical-Business-Focus Chem-Netfacts price-forecasts Global-Chemical-Data Consulting

Ethylene oxide (EO) is a chemical intermediate produced via the oxidation of ethylene across a silver nitrate catalyst. It has to be handled with extreme care as it explodes on contact with air and water. Therefore, production generally is done on large scale integrated sites from ethylene down to its various derivative markets. EO’s main use is in ethylene glycols (MEG and its co-products DEG and TEG) and other derivatives such as ethoxylates, ethanolamines, glycol ethers, polyols and polyethylene glycols (PEGs).

red-down-arrowEthanolamines Chemical-Business-Focus Chemical-Business-Focus Chemical-Business-Focus Chemical-Business-Focus Chem-Netfacts price-forecasts Global-Chemical-Data Consulting

Ethanolamines are EO derivatives and comprise the three homologues: mono-ethanolamine (MEA), di-ethanolamine (DEA) and tri-ethanolamine (TEA). They have a variety of uses, but the main ones are in surfactants, agro-chemicals, medical, and ethyleneamines. Many plants can change the ratios of MEA, DEA and TEA output to a limited degree depending on market demands.

red-down-arrowGlycol Ethers Chemical-Business-Focus Chemical-Business-Focus Chemical-Business-Focus Chemical-Business-Focus Chem-Netfacts price-forecasts Global-Chemical-Data Consulting

Ethylene oxide (EO) is consumed in conjunction with alcohols to produce an array of glycol ethers. The main EO based glycol ethers are butyl glycol ether (BGE) and butyl di-glycol ether (BDGE), which are used in the solvents markets in products such as paints, inks, lacquers and varnishes.

red-down-arrowMonoethylene Glycol Chemical-Business-Focus Chemical-Business-Focus Chemical-Business-Focus Chemical-Business-Focus Chem-Netfacts price-forecasts Global-Chemical-Data Consulting

Monoethylene glycol (MEG) is a chemical intermediate produced from ethylene oxide (EO). Its main use is as a feedstock for polyester condensate in conjunction with PTA and DMT. The other main use is in antifreeze/coolant blends. Most production processes give by-products di-ethylene glycol (DEG) and tri-ethylene glycol (TEG).

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Di-ethylene (DEG) is one of the by-products from mono ethylene glycol (MEG) production. Typically 8-10% of the output from MEG production is DEG. DEG is used mainly in polyurethane (UPR) and polyester polyol production and some small volumes can be mixed into antifreeze/coolant blends. Tri-ethylene glycol (TEG) is the smaller by-product from mono ethylene glycol (MEG) production. Typically around 1% or less is the volume of TEG. TEG’s main use is for gas drying in natural gas extraction.

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Polyethylene glycols (PEGs) are oligomers or polymers of EO and have a wide range of molecular weights. Commercially these range from 100 g/mol (hence PEG 100), which is a fluid, to 25,000 g/mol (PEG 25,000) or even above, which is a solid. PEGs also have various uses, in pharmaceuticals, through lubricants to water-soluble polymers.

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Antifreeze/coolant is used in all types of engines and can be produced with ethylene glycol (MEG)or propylene glycol, although the vast majority is made using MEG. Various additives, usually silicates, are mixed with the glycol to provide anti-corrosion properties to the fluid as well as to extend its longevity.

Ethylene
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Ethylene is one of the major chemical building blocks and the largest of the olefins (by sales volume). Its main use is as the monomer for various forms of polyethylene. Ethylene is produced by steam cracking, predominantly of naphtha in Europe and Asia, and of ethane in North America and the Middle East. Co-products are propylene and a C4 stream containing butadiene. Ethylene is also used to produce vinyl acetate and as a co-monomer in other types of resin. Although propylene is growing in importance, the demands of the ethylene market still mainly drive the operation of steam crackers.

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Ethylene Oxide
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Ethylene oxide (EO) is a chemical intermediate produced via the oxidation of ethylene across a silver nitrate catalyst. It has to be handled with extreme care as it explodes on contact with air and water. Therefore, production generally is done on large scale integrated sites from ethylene down to its various derivative markets. EO’s main use is in ethylene glycols (MEG and its co-products DEG and TEG) and other derivatives such as ethoxylates, ethanolamines, glycol ethers, polyols and polyethylene glycols (PEGs).

  • Chemical-Business-Focus Market Analysis

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Ethanolamines
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Ethanolamines are EO derivatives and comprise the three homologues: mono-ethanolamine (MEA), di-ethanolamine (DEA) and tri-ethanolamine (TEA). They have a variety of uses, but the main ones are in surfactants, agro-chemicals, medical, and ethyleneamines. Many plants can change the ratios of MEA, DEA and TEA output to a limited degree depending on market demands.

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  • Chemical-Business-Focus Trade Tables

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Glycol Ethers
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Ethylene oxide (EO) is consumed in conjunction with alcohols to produce an array of glycol ethers. The main EO based glycol ethers are butyl glycol ether (BGE) and butyl di-glycol ether (BDGE), which are used in the solvents markets in products such as paints, inks, lacquers and varnishes.

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  • Global-Chemical-Data Supply/Demand

  • Consulting Single Client Projects

Monoethylene Glycol
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Monoethylene glycol (MEG) is a chemical intermediate produced from ethylene oxide (EO). Its main use is as a feedstock for polyester condensate in conjunction with PTA and DMT. The other main use is in antifreeze/coolant blends. Most production processes give by-products di-ethylene glycol (DEG) and tri-ethylene glycol (TEG).

  • Chemical-Business-Focus Market Analysis

  • Chemical-Business-Focus Prices

  • Chemical-Business-Focus Trade Tables

  • Chemical-Business-Focus Plant & Project Reviews

  • Chem-Netfacts Single Page Market Summaries

  • price-forecasts Price Forecasts

  • Global-Chemical-Data Supply/Demand

  • Consulting Single Client Projects

DEG/TEG
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Di-ethylene (DEG) is one of the by-products from mono ethylene glycol (MEG) production. Typically 8-10% of the output from MEG production is DEG. DEG is used mainly in polyurethane (UPR) and polyester polyol production and some small volumes can be mixed into antifreeze/coolant blends. Tri-ethylene glycol (TEG) is the smaller by-product from mono ethylene glycol (MEG) production. Typically around 1% or less is the volume of TEG. TEG’s main use is for gas drying in natural gas extraction.

  • Chemical-Business-Focus Market Analysis

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  • Chemical-Business-Focus Trade Tables

  • Chemical-Business-Focus Plant & Project Reviews

  • Chem-Netfacts Single Page Market Summaries

  • price-forecasts Price Forecasts

  • Global-Chemical-Data Supply/Demand

  • Consulting Single Client Projects

PEGs
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Polyethylene glycols (PEGs) are oligomers or polymers of EO and have a wide range of molecular weights. Commercially these range from 100 g/mol (hence PEG 100), which is a fluid, to 25,000 g/mol (PEG 25,000) or even above, which is a solid. PEGs also have various uses, in pharmaceuticals, through lubricants to water-soluble polymers.

  • Chemical-Business-Focus Market Analysis

  • Chemical-Business-Focus Prices

  • Chemical-Business-Focus Trade Tables

  • Chemical-Business-Focus Plant & Project Reviews

  • Chem-Netfacts Single Page Market Summaries

  • price-forecasts Price Forecasts

  • Global-Chemical-Data Supply/Demand

  • Consulting Single Client Projects

Antifreeze
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Antifreeze/coolant is used in all types of engines and can be produced with ethylene glycol (MEG)or propylene glycol, although the vast majority is made using MEG. Various additives, usually silicates, are mixed with the glycol to provide anti-corrosion properties to the fluid as well as to extend its longevity.

  • Chemical-Business-Focus Market Analysis

  • Chemical-Business-Focus Prices

  • Chemical-Business-Focus Trade Tables

  • Chemical-Business-Focus Plant & Project Reviews

  • Chem-Netfacts Single Page Market Summaries

  • price-forecasts Price Forecasts

  • Global-Chemical-Data Supply/Demand

  • Consulting Single Client Projects

OFFERING EXCEPTIONAL CAPABILITIES

Tecnon OrbiChem’s business information services offer a full range of reports featuring analysis, price data, and price forecasts for ethylene oxide, glycols (MEG, DEG, TEG) and key derivative products (ethanolamines and glycol ethers), as well its main feedstock, ethylene.

Regular updates of economic news and industry events that shape market trends, plus price histories and reports charting future capacity changes, provide senior executives and company managers a full view of market activity and add proper perspective to the industry.

About Ethylene Glycols, EO & EODS

Ethylene oxide (EO) is a reactive chemical that is a precursor to a number of derivatives. EO units are frequently integrated with upstream ethylene cracker and reaches final markets in the form of derivatives, with only a small proportion being used directly. The most important products are glycols (MEG, DEG and TEG) and other derivatives. MEG is a feedstock for antifreeze-coolant production  along with PTA for polyester fibre (continuous filament, staple fibre, high tenacity), as well as for PET resin for many applications (bottles, packaging and film). Other applications for MEG include solvents and chemical intermediates for surface coatings. DEG is used in a variety of applications, including polyester polyols, alkyd resins, unsaturated polyester resins and others. For non-glycol derivatives, EO is purified before being consumed in the production of ethanolamines (that are used in a wide variety of applications such as surfactants, ethylene-amine and glyphosate), glycol ethers (solvent for paints, inks and cleaning fluids), ethoxylates, PEGs and others.

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