Some of the prominent products are Thioglycolic Acid (Mercaptoacetic Acid), Thiolactic Acid (2-Mercaptopropionic Acid and 3-Mercaptopropionic Acid and their derivatives. Thioglycolates and Thiolactates are used in the cosmetics industry as hair permanents, hair straighteners and depilatories. Thiolglycolic Acid is used as a basic material in the synthesis of PVC stabilizers. It is also used for de-hairing animal hides and leather tanning. These chemicals are used to clean and shine wheel rims on cars without causing damage to the aluminum or chrome. They are also an effective cross-linking agent in curing epoxy resins.