Uses of Glycerin

Here on our website we will provide you with some common applications for Glycerin 99P USP as well as commercial/industrial grade Glycerin.

Glycerin 99P USP
  • Multiple pharmaceutical use
  • Glycerites added to Hydrogen Peroxide to draw out microorganisms in wound treatment as well as keeping Oxygen released and present
  • Coronary vasodilator
  • Plasticized (with Glycerin) oral capsules
  • Vehicle for antibiotics and antiseptics
  • Relieving eye pressure associated with Glaucoma either orally or topically
  • Veterinary medicine (bronchial asthma in dogs/bovine ketosis)
  • Lubricant for catheters
  • Cough syrup ingredient
  • Soap ingredient for people with severe skin irritation
  • Solvent use in a multitude of dental agents
  • Toothpaste ingredient
  • Facial moisturizer ingredient
  • Lipstick and mascara in women’s cosmetics
  • Body lotions
  • Sunscreen
  • Shampoo
  • Body wash
  • Cosmetics/Makeup
  • Mouthwash
  • Foods (Baking additive)
  • Acts as a sugar or sweetening substitute for diabetics
  • Soft drinks and confections as a sweetener, preservative and solvent
  • Ice cream
  • Used in meat casings, collagen casings
  • Humectants and softening agent for cakes and candies
  • Polyglycerol esters are used in margarines and shortenings
  • A humectant in pet foods

Glycerin Commercial (Tech) Grade
  • Antifreeze / De-Icer
  • Refrigerant
  • Solvent for “anti-knock” engine treatments
  • Used in wood conditioning
  • Plasticizing wood
  • As a plasticizer/humectant in paper manufacturing
  • Bodying agent in paper
  • Sheet formed cigar tobacco is plasticized with Glycerine
  • Adds flavor to chewing and pipe tobaccos
  • Used in ink and printing, especially in the alkyd resins
  • Used in glazing in ceramics. Excellent solvent and suspending agent
  • Machine lubrication
  • Clock mechanism lubricant
  • Ball bearing lubricant
  • Used as a lubricant/plasticizer in rubber production
  • Urethane polymers… fundamental component in polyethers for urethane foams
  • Textiles… conditioning and softening
  • Rubber tubing softener and preservative
  • Leather tanning
  • Leather cleaners
  • De-dust (humectant) for the coal industry
  • Used in insecticides and tree (disease) protection
  • Polishers, glass cleaners and tire/rubber cleaners
  • Soaps
  • Dial suspension in compasses, dials and technical gauges
  • Cements (glycerin litharge)
  • Glues, adhesives and pastes

Glycerin as an Anti-freeze?
Ice Guard 50 - Ice Guard 50 is a potable water anti-freeze designed for winterizing plumbing systems. This product is to be used as received; there is no mixing necessary. This product will protect systems from rupture and bursts at temperatures to –50oF even though some semi-solid or slush formation will occur prior to reaching -50oF. Ice Guard 50 is safe for use in RV, boat, pool and cottage pumping systems. This product is tasteless, odorless and non-toxic to humans and pets.

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