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What is Propylene Glycol?
Propylene Glycol is a by product of Petroleum. It is commonly used in many application. The world Propylene Glycol market exceeds $2 billion US. Chemwold is a distributor of Propylene Glycol.
Where can I buy Propylene Glycol?
Propylene Glycol is not found in local stores. Propylene Glycol is commonly purchased in large volumes buy chemical traders and repacked for commercial use then sold to the market place. Extreme high volume users typically purchase direct from the manufactures. Lower volume users typically purchase through traders or distributors.
What is the difference between Propylene Glycol and Propylene Glycol USP?
Certification. USP is certified and approved as an additive for use for Food and Beverage application. For legal reasons, we do not give advice on how it may be used in food or dosage amounts. Seek professional help if you are using Propylene Glycol in Food. USP Propylene Glycol is packaged in a class 8 clean room.
Propylene Glycol USP is used in many areas such as glycol chillers, glycol beer taper systems, winery glycol systems, outdoor wood boilers, and many other applications where temperature freeze point requirements are below 32F Glycol is very soluble in water and is considered safe in environmental or indirect food contact applications.
Can I use Propylene Glycol in Food?
Yes, Propylene Glycol may be used in Food. Please seek professional advice if you are using the product in a food additive or beverage applications.
What is the difference between Food Grade Propylene Glycol and Propylene Glycol USP?
You should always purchase your Propylene Glycol designated as Propylene Glycol USP. This product is approved for direct use in food, beverage, and medical applications. Some refer Propylene Glycol USP as food grade, but to be on the safe side make sure your container says "Propylene Glycol USP".
What are Propylene Glycol Properties?
Food Grade Propylene Glycol USP is also marketed as propylene glycol USP and is approved for food and pharmaceutical use. Propane-1,2-diol in IUPAC nomenclature, it is an organic diol with a chemical formula of C3H8O2 and a CAS number of 57-55-6. Food Grade Propylene Glycol USP is a viscous, clear, and nearly odorless liquid and tastes faintly sweet. It shares similar characteristics with glycerin: hygroscopic, soluble with water, acetone, and chloroform. Food Grade Propylene Glycol USP has a specific boiling point of 188.2°C and a melting point of -59°C. It also has a vapor density of 2.6 (Air=1), a vapor pressure of 0.129 (25°C), and a specific gravity of 1.0361.
Is Propylene Glycol USP safe for human consumption?
Food Grade Propylene Glycol USP is relatively non-toxic especially if used in minimal amounts. There is no known ill effect if inhaled. Some people may experience stomach upset or transient central nervous system failure while effects seem to be aggravated in patients suffering with kidney problems. Food Grade Propylene Glycol USP can also be a mild skin irritant and defatting agent especially with prolonged contact and may cause eye stinging and tearing. Long term consumption can lead to lactic acidosis, stupor, and seizures as reported.
What are some Propylene Glycol uses?
Food Grade Propylene Glycol USP is used in salad dressings, cake mixes, soft drinks, popcorn, food colorings, fat-free ice cream and sour cream. It also protects food from freezing and is used as a preservative.
How should Propylene Glycol be stored?
Product is readily biodegradable and is expected to leach into groundwater after being released into the soil. It has a half-life of one to ten days when released into the air. Container should be protected from physical damage. Store in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight, heat, moisture and incompatible substances. Product container should be disposed off immediately for they may contain residues.
Can Propylene Glycol be purchase in concentrated form to?
If you are making antifreeze solutions, we recommend purchasing a concentrated product. Yes, here is what we can do for you to save money dilute the product yourself and save. One 55 gallon drum costs $900.00. This product will ship out of Atlanta, Denver, or Ohio. The equation is there is roughly 2 gallons of inhibitor per 55 gallon container when it is blended. This will provide corrosion protect to a 20% dilution ratio.
For a 40% solution, it will make a total of 137.5 gallons of 40% solution of Corrosion Inhibited Propylene Glycol.
That is a cost of $6.55 per gallon at 40% solution or $32.75 per 5 gallon pail if you are mixing it yourself. If you only need 20% solution you are looking at 1 cost of $3.28 per gallon DELIVERED!
There is no sense of purchasing water and paying for it to ship! Order a pump at ULine.com and you can transfer the chemical yourself.
What is corrosion inhibited Propylene Glycol?
A corrosion inhibited propylene glycol contains corrosion inhibitors designed to protect your metals against corrosion. For all stainless steel systems, you may not need a corrosion inhibitor. Corrosion inhibitors come with a pink fluorescence for ease of product detection or in clear form. For food and beverage you must a USP Inhibited grade of Propylene Glycol, such as Dowfrost.
What are the handling requirements for Propylene Glycol?
Always refer to the MSDS, Material Safety Data Sheet, prior to handling any chemical. This includes Propylene Glycol. The Propylene Glycol MSDS will provide all the safety information about the product.
How does Propylene Glycol ship?
For small containers less then 6 gallon the most economical way to ship the product is with Fedex or UPS. Do not ship Propylene Glycol via USPS. The product must ship to a physical address not a PO per the shipper requirement. For larger volumes LTL may ship the product. This product does not ship as Haz-Mat.
What dilution do we mix Propylene Glycol to obtain proper freeze protection?
Download and print out the attached Propylene Glycol freeze chart.
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