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Parchem is a Leading Supplier of Glycerin!

Apr 11, 2013

by Jessica Howard

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Glycerin molecular structureGlycerin [CAS: 56-81-5] is a simple polyol compound that is supplied as a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid. Glycerin is also known as Glycerine, Glycerol, Propanetriol, E422, or by its IUPAC name propane-1,2,3-triol. Glycerin is an ideal solvent due to its low toxicity, hydroscopic nature, solubility in water, and sweet taste. Glycerin is produced by hydrolysis or trans-esterification triglycerides found in the fats and oils of animals and plants. It is also generated as a by-product of biodiesel production. Synthetic glycerin can also be produced through certain methods using propylene as a starting material.

Glycerin has a wide usage in medical, pharmaceutical, and personal care applications. Glycerin is found in products such as toothpaste, expectorants, cough syrups, mouthwashes, skin care products, shaving cream, hair care products, soaps, and water-based lubricants.  Additionally, Glycerol is a major component of certain soap products, also known as “glycerin soaps.”

In the food and beverage industry, glycerin has a large utilizations rate. Often, glycerin is used as a humectant, solvent, sweetener, and in certain cases as a preservative. In certain types of liquor glycerin is used as a thickener, while in low-fat foods glycerin is used as a filler material.

Parchem – fine & specialty chemicals has been supplying high quality chemicals and raw materials such as glycerin to industrial and personal care markets for over 20 years.  We have a proven reputation for excellence built upon years of commitment to customer satisfaction and continual improvement.  As an industry-leading chemical distributor, we offer the services of expert sales and customer service teams paired with full-service global logistics and strategic warehousing options across the US.  We pride ourselves on being proactive resourcing specialists who have built a worldwide reputation as a vital link in the supply chain.  More businesses choose Parchem because we excel at sourcing difficult-to-find materials and providing them to our customers accurately, on time, and on budget.

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