Propylene Glycols for Industrial Applications


Propylene glycol (PG) is a clear, colorless liquid with the consistency of syrup. It is practically odorless and tasteless. It is hygroscopic (attracts water), has low toxicity and outstanding stability, as well as high flash and boiling points, low vapor pressure and broad solvency. These properties make PG ideal for a wide array of applications. The Dow Chemical Company has been a leading producer of propylene glycols for customers worldwide since 1948. Dow's global offering of propylene glycols plays a significant role in the industry due to the wide range of practical applications. This versatility combined with quality control in production, an extensive distribution network and dedicated customer service make propylene glycols from Dow widely accepted and preferred by industry. Dow offers industrial PG grades for use in technical applications and specialty PG grades for the use in sensitive applications such as pharmaceuticals, foodstuff, cosmetics or animal feed. PG for industrial applications includes monopropylene, dipropylene, and tripropylene grades.


Uses:

  • Adhesives, Sealants and Coatings
  • Alkyd Resins for Paint and Coatings
  • Latex Paints
  • UV-Curable Resins
  • Unsaturated Polyester Resins
  • Urethanes
  • Aircraft Deicing Fluids
  • Heat Transfer / Thermal Fluids (with a suitable inhibitor)
  • Hydraulic and Brake Fluids
  • Coolants and Antifreeze
  • Other Applications: Dust suppression, Dyes and Inks, Lubricants, Natural Gas Dehydrations, Plasticizers, Surfactants, Waxes

Advantages:

  • Low mammalian toxicity
  • Biodegradability
  • Low mammalian toxicity
  • Low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions
  • Ease of handling
  • Low freezing point
  • The ability to decrease the freezing point of water
  • Burst protection
  • Low flammability
  • Excellent heat transfer properties
  • High boiling point, low vapor pressure
  • Low corrosive nature to metals

N

North America

E

Europe, Middle East, Africa & India

A

Asia Pacific

L

Latin America

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Region

Applications

Assay

Boiling Point (101.3 kPa (1atm)) / Pour Point

Viscosity, 25°C (77°F)