CARBOWAX™ SENTRY™ Polyethylene Glycols
Meeting pharmaceutical industry requirements
Why choose Dow as your personal care and pharmaceutical supplier
Decades of exceptional performance
We began supplying API and excipient-grade CARBOWAX™ SENTRY™ Polyethylene Glycol (PEGs) to the pharmaceutical industry in 1983. CARBOWAX™ SENTRY™ has been trusted in countless prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drug formulations to deliver unmatched performance among USP-compliant PEGs.
Global supplier of alkoxylated chemistries
We proudly support our tradition as a reliable source of polyethylene glycol products that are integral to human health applications today, as well as medicines of the future.
Superior quality and consistency
See our list of products for personal care and pharmaceutical applications below. And discover for yourself how Dow delivers excellence in quality, consistency, regulatory compliance, and supply capacity.
CARBOWAX™ SENTRY™ PEG
|Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) product list||Common applications|
|300 NF EP, PEG-6||Glycerin replacement, liquid oral dose carrier, solubilizer for spray-on medications|
|400 NF EP, PEG-8||Carrier/plasticizer for gel capsules, base for face/neck lotions, toothpaste humectant|
|540 Blend (PEG 300/PEG 1450)||Base for medicated ointments, hair conditioner/binder|
|600 NF EP, PEG-12||Enhances formulation stability in toothpaste; medical adhesive humectant, shampoo wetting agent|
|1000 NF, PEG -20||Suppository base, film plasticizer|
|1450 NF, PEG-32||Base for ointments (mix with PEG 300 NF), liquid oral dose carrier, sunscreen solubilizer|
|3350 USP EP, PEG-75||Carrier/plasticizer for sustained release tablet coating, binder/lubricant in tablet processing|
|4000 NF EP, PEG-90||Granulation aid, carrier/plasticizer for sustained release tablet coating, make-up binder/solubilizer|
|4600 NF, PEG-100||Granulation aid|
|8000 NF EP, PEG-180||Granulation aid, tablet coating plasticizer, binder for tablets|
CARBOWAX™ SENTRY™ MPEG
CARBOWAX™ SENTRY™ PEGs FAQs
Standard polyethylene glycol (PEG) and methoxypolyethylene glycol (MPEG) are highly versatile excipients and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) produced to meet the exacting requirements of the pharmaceutical industry.
CARBOWAX™ SENTRY™ PEGs and MPEGs do more than meet requirements – they establish industry standards for innovation, performance, flexibility and compliance. They’re also available in a wide range of forms, viscosities and melting points for formulating flexibility.
PEGs are Polyethylene Glycols. They are excipients commonly used in pharmaceutical and personal care products. Plus, with a fully integrated global supply chain, we can create reliable sourcing of PEGs.
Flakes are best when you need fast melting in formulating topicals, tablet coating, or hot melt extrusion. We offer solid PEGs in flake form, because they can be more efficient and economical compared to granular and powder.
Have questions about finding the right CARBOWAX™ SENTRY™ products for your needs, we’ve got you covered.