Epoxy Oilserv Limited is a Chemical Supply company in Nigeria, We are supplier of Mono-ethylene Glycol in Nigeria, we are the authorised Dealers for Mono Ethylene Glycol for most global manufacturers.
Mono ethylene Glycol (MEG) is a colorless, virtually odorless and slightly viscous liquid. It is miscible with water, alcohols, aldehydes and many organic compounds. MEG will not dissolve rubber, cellulose acetate or heavy vegetable and petroleum oils. MEG has a low volatility and it is 50% more hygroscopic than glycerol at room temperature.
Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) is the most widely used chemical from the Glycol family. It is an essential raw material for Polyester fibres and Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) polymer. MEG based products are also used as coolants in Automobile antifreeze, resins, humectants for paper etc.
MEG can be transported in Epoxy coated MS tankers. It can be stored in MS containers lined with baked phenolic resin / air drying epoxy phenolic resin or vinyl resin. It is advisable to store MEG in a cool, dry place with good ventilation – away from heat, sparks or flames.
Applications for Mono-Ethylene Glycol.
Mono Ethylene Glycol is an essential raw material for Polyester. Ethylene Glycol reacts with PTA / DMT to produce polyester.
2. Adhesives, Sealants and Coatings
Mono Ethylene Glycol and D-Ethylene Glycol is used in latex based paint formulation. These glycols are also used to produce acrylate and methacrylate resins for coatings, adhesives, and paints.
3. Alkyd Resins for Paints and Coatings
Mono Ethylene Glycol is used as a reactant in the manufacture of Alkyd resins which are used in Paints, enamels and varnishes.
Ethylene Glycol (MEG) is used as an active ingredient in engine coolants and antifreeze, offering benefits including a high boiling point, low vapor pressure, excellent heat transfer abilities, and the ability to depress the freezing point of water.
5. Other Application of MEG
A) Dyes & Inks
MEG finds applications in products like Dyes & Inks for High speed printing.
Glycols being hygroscopic in nature are also used as Humectants for paper etc.
Global demand of Mono ethylene Glycol MEG
Global MEG demand was around 21 million tonnes in 2010. Forecasts suggest that by 2015, demand could be above 28 million tonnes per year. In China, MEG demand continues to grow at around 7% each year.
Shell opened one of the world’s largest MEG plants in November 2009 at its integrated refinery and petrochemicals hub in Singapore. The plant has an annual capacity of 750,000 tonnes.
Epoxy Oilserv is a chemical distributor to Shell
Contact us for a quick quote as we always have stock in our warehouses in Nigeria.