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CARBOWAX™ Polyethylene Glycol 1000

Polyethylene Glycol that provides enhanced solvency, lubricity, hygroscopicity and other important functional properties in a wide range of formulations. INCI Name: PEG-20

Uses:

  • Carrier for epoxy adhesives
  • Reactant with isocyanate in urethane adhesives
  • Ceramic glaze
  • Chemical intermediates
  • Inks
  • Lubricants
  • Modifier for water-dispersible alkyd resins in paints and coating applications
  • Mold release agent
  • Plasticizer
  • Penetrant and protectant in wood stains
  • Solvent and flow control in aqueous dispersion thermoset coatings
  • Base and carrier in tarnish remover
  • Lubrication and consistency in abrasives

Benefits:

  • Completely soluble in water
  • Molecularly stable and non-volatile
  • Excellent hygroscopicity
  • Low toxicity
  • High lubricity and solvency

Properties

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Typical Properties

  • % Actives Yes No 100%
  • Contains Inhibitor Yes No No (uninhibited)
  • End Use Yes No Industrial
  • Form Yes No Liquid, Semisolid
  • Melting or Freezing Range Yes No 35 to 40 °C
  • Molecular Weight Yes No 950 to 1050 g/mol
  • Solubility in Water (20°C, % by wt) Yes No 80
  • Viscosity (100°C) Yes No 17 cSt
  • Viscosity (50% dissolution in water @ 20°C) Yes No 22 - 30 cP

Score all the traits and compatibility you desire with one smart choice

Are you looking for enhanced solvency, lubricity and hygroscopicity? Look no further than CARBOWAX™ Polyethylene Glycol 1000. By combining these desirable properties and excellent compatibility with other ingredients, CARBOWAX™ Polyethylene Glycol 1000 is ideal for a range of adhesive, paints and coatings, cleaning and polishing applications.

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.

Figure 1: Kinematic Viscosity

CARBOWAX™ and CARBOWAX™ SENTRY™ MPEG 1000 Viscosity

Figure 2: Aqeuous Freezing Points

CARBOWAX™ and CARBOWAX™ SENTRY™ MPEG 1000 Freezing Point

Figure 3: Densities vs. Temperature above Freezing Point (as indicated on the graph)

CARBOWAX™ and CARBOWAX™ SENTRY™ PEGs Densities vs. Temperature above CARBOWAX™ and CARBOWAX™ SENTRY™ PEGs Freezing Point

Figure 4: Comparitive Dynamic Hygroscopicities

CARBOWAX™ and CARBOWAX™ SENTRY™ PEGs Hygroscopicities

Figure 5: Molecular Weight Distributions

CARBOWAX™ and CARBOWAX™ SENTRY™ PEGs Molecular Weight Distributions

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