ReAgent Chemicals are leading Monoethylene Glycol suppliers in the UK. We have manufactured and supplied chemicals to businesses for over 30 years, so if you’re looking to buy Monoethylene Glycol, look no further.
What is Monoethylene Glycol?
Monoethylene Glycol is an important raw material used for many different industrial applications. It is a vital component for making fabrics such as polyester film and it is also used for engine coolants. It is also used as an anti-freeze product for both cars and aircraft due to its freezing point of -45 oC.
Ethylene Glycol is produced from ethylene according to the following equation:
C2H4O + H2O → HO–CH2CH2–OH
Monoethylene is a colourless mildly viscous liquid that can be toxic if ingested in large quantities. It has a sweet taste and as such could be mistakenly ingested. Keep out of reach of children.
What is Monoethylene Glycol Used For?
Monoethylene Glycol is used in industries all over the world. First synthesised in World War 1, it has uses in:
The fabrics industry for making polyester clothing.
Monoethylene is also commonly used for the manufacture of resin – especially in plastics. Many everyday items are made from Monoethylene such as plastic drinks bottles, Tupperware and film etc.
The chemical is also used in antifreeze products. Due to the low freezing point of the chemical, it is often used on aircraft to de-ice after a flight. It is also commonly found in car anti-freeze.
Monoethylene is also a vital component of engine coolant as not only does it have a low freezing point but it also has a higher boiling point than water which means that it will stop your engine boiling over and therefore reduce any damage to the engine from overheating.
The product is completely odourless so does not give off any chemical smell when it is used in applications.
ReAgent sells Monoethylene Glycol in containers of 2.5 Litres up to a drum of 200 Litres.Precautions must be taken at all times when handling chemicals.