WHAT IS PROPYLENE GLYCOL

A common product used in food processing, polymer manufacturing, and as a heat exchange fluid, propylene glycol is an important chemical used in many industries. The chemical is also referred to simply as PG. Other names for propylene glycol may be listed as are methyl glycol, trimethyl glycol, 1,2-propanediol, and dihydroxypropane. Propylene glycol is generated as a byproduct of fermentation and some fossil fuel processing.

  • Synonyms: Methyl Glycol, Trimethyl Glycol, 1,2-Propanediol, and Dihydroxypropane
  • INCI: Propylene Glycol
  • Chemical formula: C3H8O2
  • CAS #: 57-55-6

BUY VARIOUS GRADES OF PROPYLENE GLYCOL

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Propylene Glycol USP
Propylene Glycol 50% FG 1-WAY
Propylene Glycol INH FG 30%

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Characteristics
AppearanceColorless
OdorOdorless
SolubilitiesInfinite Solubility in Water
Boiling point370.44°F (188.02°C)
Freezing point-71 °F (-57.22°C)
Molecular weight76 g/mol
Weight per gallon8.65 lb/gal
ClassCoolant, Heat Transfer Fluid, Heat Transfer Fluid - Propylene Glycol Based
GradesIndustrial, ACS, USP, NF Grade

USES AND APPLICATIONS FOR PROPYLENE GLYCOL

Propylene Glycol uses include breweries, coolant, heat transfer fluid, ice rinks, meat packing plants.

  • Pharmaceutical: Propylene Glycol is a commonly used drug solubilizer in topical, oral, and injectable medications.
  • Personal Care: Propylene glycol attracts water it functions as a humectant and is used in moisturizers to enhance the appearance of skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness. Other reported uses include skin-conditioning agent, viscosity-decreasing agent, solvent, and fragrance ingredient.
  • Food and Nutrition: Propylene glycol is used to maintain the moisture in prepared foods and works to maintain their flavor quality for longer periods of time. It is also found in flavorings, such as vanilla or almond extracts used in baking, and in some types of food coloring.
  • Others: It provides heat transfer properties & freeze & corrosion protection in gas distribution line heaters & other indirect heaters. Propylene glycol can be used as a coolant, it needs to be diluted with distilled (or deionized) water to concentration ranging from 30% to 60%.

Quick Answers

A common product used in food processing, polymer manufacturing, and as a heat exchange fluid, propylene glycol is an important chemical used in many industries. The chemical is also referred to simply as PG. Other names for propylene glycol may be listed as are methyl glycol, trimethyl glycol, 1,2-propanediol, and dihydroxypropane. Propylene glycol is generated as a byproduct of fermentation and some fossil fuel processing.

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An essential part of the process of discovering where to buy propylene glycol in the United States is to determine if the distributor is trustworthy. During your selection process you should choose to work with a propylene glycol distributor with plenty of experience. Brenntag has decades of experience in safely and efficiently transporting chemicals.

Propylene Glycol is available in pails, metal drums, totes, bulk in variable quantities.

You can download a copy of the SDS for Propylene Glycol from Brenntag Connect.

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