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Product Overview

Propylene Glycol Animal Feed (PG AF)* has a specified purity of greater than 99.7 percent, which helps provide the performance, cost-efficiency and consistent quality demanded of animal feed applications. It features exceptional stability, high flash and boiling points, low vapor pressure and broad solvency power. PG AF is based on the production of propylene glycol in USP quality, currently only available in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Hence, Dow’s PG AF may offer the following exceptional benefits to manufacturers and the end application:

  • Provides a ready source of energy
  • Serves as a readily available energy source in ketosis treatment and prevention
  • Helps increase and maintain moisture content
  • Helps increase product shelf life
  • Helps enhance palatability of animal feeds
  • Is an excellent solvent for animal feed ingredients like flavors
  • Facilitates the handling of molasses, reducing buildup and subsequent stickiness of equipment
  • Acts as a lubricant for processing equipment

DOW PG AF complies with:

  • FAMI-QS certification
  • Cefic PG USP/EP guidelines


Pet Food/Animal Feed

DOW PG AF is produced and handled in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidelines. The GMP principles minimize the risk of contamination, adulteration or misuse of the product throughout the entire supply chain. End users of DOW PG AF can rely on a high quality and consistent product.

Product and Handling Specifics

Dow Propylene Glycol Animal Feed is a clear, colorless, practically odorless, slightly viscous, water-soluble and hygroscopic liquid. It is also used as a carrier solvent for active ingredients in animal drug products. Dow PG AF is stable for at least two years when stored at ambient temperatures in closed containers and away from sunlight and other sources of UV light.

DOW PG AF grade complies with the Regulation (EC) No 767/2009 of 13 July 2009 on the placing on the market and use of feed, as well as with the Directive 2002/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 May 2002 on undesirable substances in animal feed.


Propylene Glycol AF is available from Dow in various quantities. Please contact us for details on availabilities in your region.

Physical Properties*

Physical Properties Units Propylene Glycol PG AF
Chemical Name 1,2-propanediol
Formula CH3-CH(OH)-CH2OH; C3H8O2
CAS Number1 57-55-6
EINECS Number 200-338-0
Molecular Weight 76.1
Boiling Point 101.3 kPa, °F 369
101.3 kPa, °C 187
Vapor Pressure mm Hg, 68°F (20°C) 0.08
mm Hg, 77°F (25°C) 0.13

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*Note: These properties are laboratory results on pure compounds or are typical of the product. Typical properties should not be confused with, or regarded as, specifications.

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