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Offering the industry’s broadest portfolio of glycerin grades with certifications to meet your product requirements.

Glycerin (or glycerine, glycerol) is a triol or polyol compound. In its pure form, glycerin is a colorless odorless, sweet tasting, viscous liquid. As an alcohol with three hydroxyl groups it is hydroscopic and soluble in water. Glycerin is a byproduct of three main processes: fat and oil splitting, fat and oil saponification, and biodiesel manufacturing. The fats and oils used can be from animal or vegetable sources.

Univar Solutions is the premier glycerin distributor with more than 120 locations with bulk tank, rail car, custom formula, blending and packaging capabilities. Our facilities include state-of-the-art white rooms with stringent quality programs. 



  • Disrupts ice formation and good for low temperatures
  • Three hydroxyl groups provide hygroscopicity (attracts water)
  • A sweet, simple polyol which is viscous and non-toxic
  • 100% naturally derived
  • Functions as a humectant, lubricant, solvent, viscosity modifier, emulsifier, and excipient


  • Private label
  • Tech grade
  • USP grade
  • Kosher certified
  • Halal certified
  • RSPO certified
  • Mass balanced
  • Non-GMO
  • Organic
  • Various purity grades: 80% (crude), 96%, 99.5%, 99.7%

Sizes available

  • Bulk railcar
  • Bulk tank truck
  • Totes (IBC)
  • Drums
  • Pails
  • Cases


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Personal Care

Humectant and emollient in skin care, hair care, color cosmetics


Humectant, sweetener, filler in cakes, candies, bars, meat/ cheese, casings, diet foods


Excipients for gel caps, liquid medications, elixirs, expectorants


Drilling muds, shale stabilizer

Chemical manufacturing

Anti-freeze, initiator (EO/PO reactions)

Lubricants & metalworking

Lubricants additives & metalworking fluids


Carrier, solvent, humectant, anti-freeze

Coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers

Flexible foam, surface coatings