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Propylene Glycol

Other Trading Names:

  • Propane-1,2-diol
  • α-Propylene Glycol
  • 1,2-Propanediol
  • 1,2-Dihydroxypropane
  • Methyl Ethyl Glycol
  • Methylethylene Glycol

Types of Packaging

  • Plastic drums with 200 kg weight capacity per drum.
  • Steel drums with 200 kg weight capacity per drum.
  • IBC drums with 1000 kg weight capacity per drum.

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Propylene Glycol is an organic chemical. It is a very useful chemical substance which is industrially produced from propylene oxide. It is classified as a diol and its chemical formula is C3H8O2.

Chemical Appearance

Propylene Glycol has the appearance of a viscous and colourless liquid. It is nearly odourless and has a somewhat sweet taste. It is soluble in water, acetone, and chloroform.

Chemical Applications and Strengths

Propylene Glycol or Propane-1,2-Diol is an extremely useful chemical compound and therefore, has many industrial applications. Its main applications and strengths are:

  • Propylene Glycol is most commonly used for the large-scale production of polymers. It is used as chemical raw material for the making of unsaturated polyester resins (UPR). It reacts with unsaturated maleic anhydride and isophthalic acid to form a copolymer.
  • It is reacted with propylene oxide to make oligomers and polymers that are consumed for the production of widely used polyurethanes.
  • It is useful in water-based acrylic architectural paints. It’s slow evaporation rate allows it to stop the surface from drying.
  • It is approved for use indirectly as a food additive. It has the E-number E1520 for food applications. It is used in coffee-based drinks, liquid sweeteners, ice cream, and soda etc.
  • It is widely used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. E490 is the number for cosmetic products and pharmacological products.
  • It is applicable as a carrier or base for many types of makeup in the cosmetics industry.
  • It is an ingredient of vaporisers used for pharmaceutical or personal care products delivery.


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