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inline-glycerineP&G started producing glycerin almost as early as it started producing consumer products back in 1858. Today, P&G Chemicals is one of the largest manufacturers of glycerin in the world. Glycerin is an extremely versatile product that is being used in a wide variety of applications. Crude glycerine is a co-product resulting from the manufacturing process of a number of oleochemical products.

The key crude glycerin generating processes are:

  • Fatty Alcohol
  • Fatty Acid
  • Methyl Ester
  • Biodiesel
  • Soap

Crude glycerine is purified at refineries in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA and Kuantan Malaysia. Our refineries have flexibility to produce a variety of different grades of glycerin.

P&G Chemicals glycerin is monitored and in full compliance with IPEC standards. The USP monograph and GMP standards are the base standards for P&G produced glycerin. This includes staying up to date with all monograph changes required by IPEC for USP. In addition, other international monographs such as EP and JP may be available for some products.

P&G Chemicals product offerings may be slightly different around the world to meet local regulations and customer demands. Please consult with your Account Executive or nearest P&G Chemicals regional office to confirm availability of products to serve your needs.

List of Americas Regional Glycerin
List of Europe Regional Glycerin
List of Asia Regional Glycerin

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Note: If there is not a product developed in your region, please contact your region.

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Potential Applications

Applications Glycerin
Health Care
  • Excipient use only
  • Used medical and pharmaceutical preparations, mainly as a means of improving smoothness, providing lubrication and humectants
  • Suppositories, cough syrups, elixirs and expectorants
Personal Care
  • Excipient use only
  • Serves as humectants, solvent and lubricant in personal care products
  • Competes with sorbitol, although glycerin has better taste and higher solubility
  • Toothpaste, mouthwashes, skin care products
Foods and Beverages
  • Serves as humectants, solvent, and sweetener. May help to preserve foods.
  • Solvent for flavors and food coloring
  • Humectant and softening agent in candy, cakes and casings for meats and cheeses
  • Manufacture of mono- and di-glycerides for use as emulsifiers
  • Used in manufacture of polyglycerol esters going into shortenings and margarine
  • Used as filler in low-fat food products (e.g., cookies)
Polyether Polyols
  • One of the major raw materials for the manufacture of polyols for flexible foams, and to a lesser extent, rigid polyurethane foams
  • Glycerin is the initiator to which propylene oxide/ethylene oxide is added
Alkyd Resins Cellophane
  • Used in surface coatings and paints
  • Used as softener and plasticizer to impart flexibility, pliability and toughness
  • Uses include meat casings, collagen casings, (medical applications) and non-meat packaging
  • Epichlorohydrin Production
  • Mono Propylene Glycol Production
  • Manufacturing of paper as a plasticizer, humectant and lubricant
  • Humectant for pet foods to retain moisture and enhance palatability
  • Used in lubricating, sizing, and softening of yarn and fabric
  • Used in de-/anti-icing fluids
  • Civil Applications.

It is the responsibility of the end user to ensure that any P&G Chemicals product is suited for their end use application. We will do all we can to assist you in this evaluation.