Lotte Chemical Louisiana LLC

Lotte Chemical Louisiana LLC

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Lotte Chemical USA Corporation (“LC USA”), Lotte Chemical Louisiana LLC (“LCLA”) uses the ethylene from LACC as its feedstock. From the ethylene, LCLA produces 1.7 billion pounds of mono-ethylene glycol (“MEG”) annually. Additional products, though smaller in quantity, include di-ethylene glycol (“DEG”) and tri-ethylene glycol (“TEG”).

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MEG comes in different grades (levels of purity) and LCLA’s MEG is used to make antifreeze, engine coolant, and polyester fibers. These polyester fibers form the basis for polyester and fleece fabrics, upholstery, carpets, pillows, and food-grade and general-purpose plastic bottles.

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Manufacturers use DEG as their feedstock to produce plastics, polyester resins, lubricants, and textile dyeing and printing.

A colorless, viscous liquid, various manufacturers use TEG to produce:

  • Automotive care products
  • Building and construction materials
  • Cleaning and furnishing care products
  • Fabric, textile and leather products
  • Fuels and related products
  • Lubricants and greases
  • Paints and coatings
  • Personal care products
  • Plastic and rubber product


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Once again, MEG, DEG and TEG form the basis for many items we use in our everyday life. Making life more livable, every day, is made possible by using products such as MEG, DEG and TEG.