Ethylene Glycol Prices
Chart Description. This chart presents Ethylene Glycol prices in several countries, as follows:
Volume-weighted average transaction prices presented, reflect the average values practiced, including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified.
Chart Instructions. Hover the mouse over the series to view the respective Ethylene Glycol prices plotted. You can filter a given Ethylene Glycol price series by clicking on the respective legend label, right above the chart.
About Ethylene Glycol. Ethylene Glycol (a.k.a. Monoethylene Glycol, MEG) is a diol, a chemical compound that contains two hydroxyl groups. It is a colorless, practically odorless, low viscosity, hygroscopic liquid at room temperature. It is in fact the simplest diol and a major chemical commodity, widely employed in the production of PET bottle-grade resins and polyesters fibers.
Chemical Formula. C2H6O2
Commercial Grades. Fiber Grade (min. 99.8% of purity); Industrial Grade (min. 99.5% of purity; Antifreeze Grade (min. 98% of purity).
Uses. Production of PET bottle-grade resins and polyesters fibers, base compound of antifreeze/coolant formulations, humectant, plasticizer, softener, hydraulic fluid, solvent.
- Ethylene + oxygen (oxidation/hydration)
- Ethylene oxide (hydration)
To know more about Ethylene Glycol production processes, click here.
Derivatives. Ethylene glycol diacetate; unsaturated polyester resins.
Methodology. The chemicals pricing data Intratec provides its customers with is obtained from the collection/refining of foreign trade data officially reported by the respective countries. Usually, such information is reported by governmental agencies and/or institutions related to foreign trade, or by statistical surveys conducted by countries/organizations. For further details about “Chemicals Pricing Data Methodology”, click here.
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