Ethanolamines including monoethanolamine (MEA), diethanolamine (DEA) and triethanolamine 99% (TEA) find a variety of applications across several sectors of the industry. They yield soaps when combined with fatty acids; are used as solvents, plasticising agents, corrosion inhibitors, humectants, conditioning agents and glyphosates. Other uses come in various chemical synthesis processes; in the production of surface-active agents for detergents and personal care products; as agrochemicals; cement additives; metal working and oilfield chemicals; and also for a wide range of other applications like the production of polyurethanes, biocides, cosmetics and electronic chemicals.
TEA comes in two forms – 85% (technical) and 99% (pure).
ICIS pricing quotes ethanolamines in Europe and Asia.
To find out more Ethanolamines Methodology November 2012