Airedale Chemical

Glycerine

Glycerine is a by-product of saponified, hydrolyzed or transesterfied fats and oils. After being recovered in a crude state, it is refined through distillation.

applications

- Used in the manufacture of papers as a plasticizer/humectant and lubricant
- Extensive use in ink manufacture, especially the alkyd resins which are an important constituent of many printing inks
- Used in the rubber industry for its lubricating action on rubber
- Used to manufacture antifreeze agents
- Used in the production of Alkyd Resins used in surface coatings and paints.
Used to lubricate many kinds of fibres in spinning, twist setting, knitting. and weaving operations.
- Used in the manufacture of papers as a plasticizer/humectant and lubricant
- Extensive use in ink manufacture, especially the alkyd resins which are an important constituent of many printing inks
- Used in the rubber industry for its lubricating action on rubber
- Used to manufacture antifreeze agents
- Used in the production of Alkyd Resins used in surface coatings and paints.
Used to lubricate many kinds of fibres in spinning, twist setting, knitting. and weaving operations.

Glycerine is the common term for Propane-1,2,3-triol. It  was accidentally discovered in 1779 by K.W. Scheele, the Swedish chemist, while he was heating a mixture of olive oil and litharge (lead monoxide). Glycerine was named after the Greek word glykys which means ‘sweet’.

Technical grade glycerine is a refined, high-purity product that is water white with most of its contaminants completely removed.  It contains no methanol, soaps, salts, and other foreign matter. It is soluble in water.

Glycerine is a trihydric alcohol which is capable of being reacted under most conditions. It is also compatibile with numerous other substances. As a chemical alcohol, glycerine is also needed in numerous reactions in the production of chemicals.

 

 

Grade:
Technical
Appearance:
Clear, colourless liquid
Other Names:
Propanetriol

Available in the following sizes

  • 1000L Container

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