Shandong Green Food China
215 KG Drum
Propylene glycol (PG) is a colorless, odorless, and slightly viscous liquid that belongs to the chemical class of glycols. It comprises carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms, with the molecular formula C3H8O2.
Propylene glycol is used as a food additive and is classified as “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is used as a humectant, which helps retain moisture and prevent the drying out of food products. It is also utilized as a solvent for flavors, food colorings, and food additives.
Propylene glycol is widely used in pharmaceuticals as a solvent and a carrier for active ingredients. It helps in the formulation of oral and topical medications, as well as in injectable drugs and intravenous solutions.
Propylene glycol is used in various cosmetics and personal care products such as lotions, creams, shampoos, deodorants, and toothpaste. It acts as a humectant, helping to retain moisture in the skin and hair, and also enhances the texture and spreadability of these products.
Propylene Glycol is also used in Paint Industry
Propylene glycol is commonly used as a base ingredient in e-liquids for electronic cigarettes and vaping devices. It helps create the vapor when heated and provides a smoother inhalation experience.
Propylene glycol is used in some veterinary medications as a solvent and carrier for active ingredients, similar to its pharmaceutical applications in human medicine.