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CARBOWAX™ Polyethylene Glycol 400

Polyethylene Glycol that provides enhanced solvency, lubricity, hygroscopicity and other important functional properties in a wide range of formulations.


  • Dust suppressant in powdered detergents
  • Solubilizing agent in liquid detergents
  • Acts as a base/carrier in silver polish
  • Antistat and conditioner in leather and vinyl care
  • Lubricant and coating in glass cleaner or anti-fog
  • Adhesives
  • Antistatic agent and humectant
  • Chemical intermediates
  • Lubricants
  • Inks and dye carrier
  • Mold release agent
  • Plasticizer


These values are typical properties and are not intended for use in preparing specifications.

  • % Actives Yes No 100%
  • Contains Inhibitor Yes No No (uninhibited)
  • Form Yes No Liquid

All the properties you want in one convenient product

Offered as a viscous, water-white liquid, CARBOWAX™ Polyethylene Glycol 400 is flexible to satisfy all your needs by combining water solubility, nonvolatility, inertness and lubricity into one product.

With its first-class solvent action and ingredient compatibility, CARBOWAX™ Polyethylene Glycol 400 delivers the versatility needed to fit a wide range of household products including silver polish, leather and vinyl care, antifog and glass cleaner. CARBOWAX™ Polyethylene Glycol 400 also serves an excellent laundry aid in both powdered and liquid detergents offering dust suppression and solubility.

CARBOWAX™ Polyethylene Glycols (PEGs), a family of water soluble linear polymers, are among the most versatile chemical ingredients available to formulators and manufacturers. They are available in a wide range of viscosities, weights from 200 to 8000 and melting points for optimal formulation flexibility in applications including ceramics, lubricants, soaps and detergents, and toilet bowl cleaners. By choosing a suitable product grade, you can achieve the desired balance of water solubility, hygroscopicity, vapor pressure, melting or freezing range, and viscosity.

  • DOWSIL™ OFX-5329 Fluid
    A polyether functional siloxane INCI Name: PEG-12 Dimethicone Modifies performance in antifoam formulations improving antifoam emulsion stability, persistency and Foam Knockdown in pulp brownstock washing antifoams.

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