Huntsman is a world-leading producer of alkylalkanolamines. End-use applications include: paints and coatings; fabric softeners; water treatment; paper manufacturing; foam insulation; and natural gas treating agents. Key products are dimethylethanolamine, N-methyldiethanolamine and monomethylethanolamine.

Dimethylethanolamine (DMEA)

DMEA is used as a component of water-reducible paints; as an intermediate in textile chemicals; in ion exchange resins, pharmaceuticals, and emulsifying agents; as an epoxy-curing agent; and in water treatment.

N-methyldiethanolamine (MDEA)

MDEA is typically employed as a gas-treating agent, urethane catalyst, textile softener, pH control and as an epoxy curing agent.

Monomethylethanolamine (MMEA)

MMEA is used as an intermediate in the production of pharmaceuticals, coatings for transport and also as an optical brightener and fabric softener.

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