Ethylene Glycol (EG):
A simple two carbon molecule that is most commonly known as antifreeze, but it's primary use is as a raw material for resins.  

Market Dynamics:
About 50% of the EG is used in polyester and  polyethyleneterephthalate (PET) followed by automotive antifreeze. EG market typically tightens during July to October due to higher demand for antifreeze.

Up Stream Materials/Building Blocks:
​Carbon monoxide (via coal)


Ethylene (ethene)

Ethylene oxide

Natural Gas

Silver/Copper catalysts
By-products: Diethylene glycol, Triethylene glycol, and Tetraethylene glycol

Down Stream Materials Consuming Ethylene Glycol:


Diethylene glycol (by-product)

Triethylene glycol (by-product)

Tetraethylene glycol (by-product)
Corrosion Inhibitor 
Inks and dyes


i. ESD Bags

ii. Gloves and Glove liners

iii. Filters/Membranes

iv. Swabs/Wipes/Brushes

v. Bottle Caps/Liners/Stoppers

vi. Tubing/Connectors/Zip Closures

vii. Cleanroom Fabrics

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET resins)

i. Bottles

ii. Vials

iii. Caps/Liners

iv. Microplates