MEGlobal, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EQUATE Petrochemical Company, is a manufacturer of merchant monoethylene glycol and diethylene glycol
. EG is used as a raw material in a variety of products, such as the manufacture of polyester fibres, polyethylene terephthalate resins for liquid and food containers, and other industrial applications.
Light and heavy polyethylene, diethylene glycol
, ethylene glycol mono and triglycerides, urea, butane, propane, paraxylene, cement and methanol and most of the items exported from the zone.
8,821,920 B2; LTS Lohmann Therapie Systeme AG has patented a patch with a therapeutic compound-impermeable backing layer, a self-adhesive amine-resistant polysiloxane matrix consisting of: a therapeutic compound for treating neuropathic pain which contains about 5-10% by weight of capsaicin or a capsaicin analog or mixture thereof as the therapeutic compound, based on the total weight of the matrix; and diethylene glycol
monoethyl ether (DGME) based on the total weight of the matrix.
"Potentially harmful constituents have been documented in some e-cigarette cartridges, including diethylene glycol
, genotoxins and animal carcinogen," it added.
Cool says the Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance auditor commented during a recent re-certification that "the maturity of MEGlobal's management systems was clearly evident." MEGlobal being a supplier of monoethylene glycol and diethylene glycol
to customers all over the world uses many external laboratories globally to ensure that the products meet its specifications.
Table 1--Solvent Properties Solvent Solubility in Evaporation rate water (g/100 g (n-Butyl @25[degrees]C) Acetate = 1) Dipropylene glycol methyl ether [infinity] 0.035 Dipropylene glycol n-propyl ether 17.5 0.014 Dipropylene glycol n-butyl ether 4.5 0.006 Ethylene glycol mono butyl ether [infinity] 0.079 Diethylene glycol
mono butyl ether [infinity] 0.004 Diethylene glycol
[infinity] Not available 5% 10% 15% 20% Dipropylene Glycol Methyl Ether 69 61 54 42 Dipropylene Glycol n-Propyl Ether 62 36 22 15 Dip ropylene Glycol n-Butyl Ether 61 40 29 13 Diethylene Glycol
Mono Butyl Ether 64 52 38 30 Ethylene Glycol Mono Butyl Ether 63 53 39 32 Diethylene Glycol
71 61 36 25 Figure 1--MFFT reductions with cosolvents.
The Chinese poisoned toothpaste and children's anti-fever medicines by using diethylene glycol
instead of glycerin.
The FDA found that electronic cigarettes contain diethylene glycol
, one of those additives that help car engines turn over.
Contrary to Austrian wine laws, sugar was being added to the wine; mixing in diethylene glycol
made it impossible to detect the sugar.
Prior to the toy incidents, Chinese toothpaste containing diethylene glycol
, a thickener used for brake fluids and antifreeze, had been taken off the European market.
Two other finalists for the award were: The New York Times, for "A Toxic Pipeline," an investigation into the dangers of toxic chemicals that "led the FDA to halt the import of diethylene glycol
from China, sparked recalls in more than 30 countries and forced China to close a factory"; and the Chicago Tribune for "Hidden Hazards," which "shed a powerful spotlight on problems the Consumer Product Safety Commission failed to uncover.
Do we know that the 1938 Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) was brought about by the deaths of 107 people who drank elixir sulfanilamide, which contained diethylene glycol
, a toxic solvent and coolant?