Diethylene Glycol (DEG) is a type of surfactant used in a variety of applications, including personal care, industrial, and household products. It is a colorless, odorless, and hygroscopic liquid that is miscible in water and many organic solvents. DEG is used as a wetting agent, emulsifier, and dispersant in a variety of products, such as cosmetics, detergents, and paints. It is also used as a solvent in the production of polymers, resins, and other chemicals. DEG is a non-ionic surfactant, meaning it does not contain any charged molecules, and is therefore less likely to cause irritation or skin sensitization.
The DEG market is driven by the increasing demand for personal care and household products, as well as the growing demand for industrial and specialty chemicals. The increasing demand for DEG in the production of polymers and resins is also expected to drive the market.
Some of the major companies in the DEG market include BASF, Dow Chemical, Evonik Industries, Huntsman Corporation, and Shell Chemicals. Show Less Read more