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Propylene glycol

Count on us for your Propylene glycol needs

Propylene glycol is an odorless, colorless, hygroscopic liquid. It is fully hygroscopic and miscible with water, alcohols, esters, ketones, and amines, but exhibits limited miscibility with hydrocarbons. The industrial-grade is used in resin manufacturing (especially UPR), as well as paints and coatings, de-icing, antifreeze, detergents, and brake fluids. The USP grade meets strict quality and handling standards so is appropriate for applications such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and food.

Characteristics

  • Colorless
  • Odorless
  • High boiling point
  • Low vapor pressure
  • Strong solvency
  • Ease of handling
  • Excellent heat transfer properties
  • Lowers freezing point of water
  • Hygroscopic
  • Low VOC emissions
  • Biodegradable

Grades

  • Industrial
  • USP

Products available

  • Propylene glycol industrial grade
  • Propylene glycol USP grade
  • Custom blends and dilutions

Sizes available

  • Bulk rail car
  • Bulk tank truck
  • Totes (IBC)
  • Drums
  • Pails
  • Cases

Applications

Chemical manufacturing

Chemical intermediates for resins, plastics

Coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers

Coatings, latex paints, adhesives, urethanes, inks and dyes

Household and industrial cleaning

Detergents, automotive, antifreeze, coolants

Pharmaceuticals

Excipient, carrier

Food & beverage

Flavor agent, humectant, animal feed

Personal care

Foam stabilizer, humectant for deodorant, lotions, sunscreen, cosmetics

Other

Lubricants, natural gas dehydration, plasticizers, surfactants, waxes, heat transfer fluids, hydraulic fluids

Univar Solutions is the premier propylene glycol distributor

  • Vast network of 120+ wholly-owned facilities with bulk tank, rail car, blending and packaging infrastructure
  • Efficient private fleet with dedicated drivers servicing local regions
  • Partnership with world-class suppliers offering various manufacturing sites and production processes
  • Experienced sales force with broad product and market knowledge
  • Custom and specialty blending and lab services

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