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CARBOWAX™ SENTRY™

Polyethylene Glycols (PEGs)

Why choose Dow as your personal care and pharmaceutical PEG supplier
 

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Exceptional performance, proven over decades

We began supplying API and excipient-grade CARBOWAX™ SENTRY™ PEGs to the pharmaceutical industry in 1983. CARBOWAX™ SENTRY™ has been trusted in countless prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drug formulations to deliver unmatchced performance among USP-compliant PEGs. 

Toothpaste

Largest global supplier of alkoxylated chemistries for human health products

We proudly support our tradition as a reliable support of polyethylene glycol products that are integral to human health applications today, as well as medicines of the future.

Cream

Superior quality, consistency and a world of uses

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. We also offer a Qualification Rebate program if you’re already using PEGs but haven’t yet listed Dow as an approved supplier.

CARBOWAX™ SENTRY™ Product List and Common Uses

CARBOWAX™ SENTRY™ Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)

Product List Common Applications
300 NF EP, PEG-6 Glycerine replacement, liquid oral dose carrier, solubilizer for spray-on medications
400 NF EP, PEG-8 Carrier/plasticizer 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
6000 NF EP, PEG-135 Tablet coating, tablet matrix for dripping pills
8000 NF EP, PEG-180 Granulation aid, tablet coating plasticizer, binder for tablets


CARBOWAX™ SENTRY™ Methoxypolyethylene Glycol (MPEG)

Product List Common Applications
MPEG 350 NF Topical applications
MPEG 550 NF Topical applications, chemical intermediate

Common questions about CARBOWAX™ SENTRY™ PEGs

What is CAROWAX™ SENTRY™?

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.

What are PEGs?

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.

When should I use PEG flakes?

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.