Airedale Chemical Glycerine  holds the chemical formula C3H8O3 and is a sugar alcohol compound. It is widely used in pharmaceutical formulations and as a food preservative.

A colourless and odourless liquid that has a viscous structure. Glycerine is a hygroscopic liquid that is sweet to the taste. Airedale Chemical glycerine has an extensive number of applications in a wide range of industries due to its properties.

We operate as UK based glycerine suppliers through our sister company Rigest. We distribute glycerine in 25L drums, 200L drums, 1000L IBCs and bulk transfer. If you require further product and handling information, request our glycerine MSDS.

If you would like to buy glycerine, and work with Airedale Chemical and Rigest as your glycerine suppliers that enquire now or call us to discuss your requirements with one of our experts.

 Other names: Glycerol, Glycerin

Grade: Food, Tech

This product is available in the following sizes

  • 25L Drum
  • 200L Drum
  • Bulk Transfer



Used in many common Antifreeze products

Food & Beverage

Food industry – In food and beverages serves as a humectant, solvent, and sweetener, and may help preserve foods. It is also used as filler in commercially prepared low-fat foods


Botanical extracts – When utilized in ‘tincture’ method extractions, specifically as a 10% solution, glycerol prevents tannins from precipitating in ethanol extracts of plants

Personal Care

Pharmaceutical and personal care applications – used in medical and pharmaceutical and personal care preparations, mainly as a means of improving smoothness, providing lubrication and as a humectant.

Paints & Coatings

Glycerine functions as a building block polymer in the in the production of alkyd resins and polyurethanes for use in paints, inks and coatings.

Detergent & Cleaning

In the manufacturing of detergents, glycerine plays a number of important roles such as a clarifying agent, solvent and viscosity regulator.

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