, a derivative of ethylene oxide
, is used for the manufacture of polyester fiber for clothes, upholstery, carpet, and pillows and the blending of automotive engine antifreeze and coolant. Ethylene glycol is also used to manufacture fiberglass for products such as jet skis, bathtubs, and bowling balls. A major use is in the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin, a recyclable plastic, such as soda and water bottles.
The Ethylene Glycols Panel
of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) is a leading source of product stewardship and regulatory information
on ethylene glycols. The Panel is chartered to promote the principles of Responsible Care®
and focuses on the generation, collection, evaluation and dissemination of information pertinent to the safe handling and environmental and health issues arising from the production, storage, transportation, use and disposal of ethylene glycols.
What is Ethylene Glycol?
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