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  • Propylene Glycol

DOW PuraGuard™ Propylene Glycol USP/EP offers cost-effective quality and performance in animal feed applications. It features low toxicity, exceptional stability, high flash and boiling points, low vapor pressure and broad solvency power.

DOW PuraGuard™ PG USP/EP has a Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) (21CFR184.1666) designation for use in pet food and animal feeds (excluding cat food; see 21CFR582.1666). DOW PuraGuard™ has various beneficial uses including:

  • Solvent
  • Stabilizer
  • Preservative
  • Energy source
  • Humectant for moist feeds
  • Dust control agent for dry feed ingredients
  • Wetting agent for molasses
  • Lowers freezing temperature of feed
  • Preventative for ketosis

DOW PuraGuard™ PG USP/EP is tested against and certified according to the requirements for the following standards:

  • Food Chemicals Codex (FCC)
  • United States Pharmacopeia (USP)
  • European Pharmacopoeia (PhEur or EP)
  • Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP)

It also meets the requirements of the Brazilian Pharmacopoeia (FB).

DOW PuraGuard™ PG USP/EP is produced and handled in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) guidelines, issued by The International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council (IPEC). These GMP principles minimize the risk of contamination, adulteration or misuse of the product throughout the entire supply chain. End users of DOW PuraGuard™ PG USP/EP can rely on a high quality and consistent product.

In fact, Dow is the first company to achieve third-party IPEC GMP certification for propylene glycol (PG) from the International Pharmaceutical Excipients Auditing, Inc. (IPEA) for its PG manufacturing facilities in Freeport, Texas, and Plaquemine, Louisiana.

In countries of the European Union, propylene glycol is not cleared as a general-purpose animal feed additive. European Council Directive 70/524/EC specifies the type and function of PG as an additive for specific animal species and with maximum use levels.

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