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Product information, characteristics and applications

In its purest state Glycerine is a colourless, odourless and viscous liquid. Monarch can provide various grades of glycerine; technical, high purity and vegetable-derived pharmaceutical quality. Monarch Chemicals' glycerine is fully biodegradable and chemically stable if stored at ambient temperature.

Glycerine is, in simple terms, an organic alcohol mixture of sugar and alcohol and is fully miscible in water. Due to its properties, glycerine has many uses in nearly every industry. It's most common uses are as, thickening agent in cosmetics and foods, emulsifier and humectant in cosmetics, sweetening agent, plasticiser in packaging, paints and paper industry, and preservative in many industries, such as foods and beverages.

Industries that Glycerine are used in include:

  • Agriculture & Feed
  • Industrial
  • Cleaning Products & Detergents
  • Cosmetic & Personal Care
  • Food & Drink
  • Inks, Paints & Coatings
  • Power, Energy & Oil Field
  • Leather & Textile

Other names

  • Glycerol
  • Glycyl alcohol
  • Glyceritol
  • Propane – 1,2,3- triol
  • Glycerin
  • VG

Glycerine is widely used across many industries, such as:

  • Food/beverage applications
  • De-icing/anti-freeze applications
  • Pharmaceutical applications
  • Cosmetic/personal care applications
  • Industrial applications
  • E-Cigarettes

Glycerine product quality and technical details

  • CAS Registry Number: 56-81-5
  • EINECS: 200-289-5
  • Chemical formula: C3H5(OH)3
  • UN: N/A
  • INCI name: Glycerin
  • E number: E442

Feed Grade 97% Glycerine

Feed grade Glycerine is a high quality FEMAS approved material. All of our material is sourced in Europe.

Crude Glycerine Feed Grade

We offer an 80% Crude Glycerine which is approved for agriculture use and is FEMAS.

Technical Glycerine

Technical glycerine is the ideal product for all basic industrial applications. This high quality technical product is sourced from Europe's major producers and is the perfect source of cheap glycerine for most commercial manufacturing.

High Purity Glycerine

Our high purity glycerine is manufactured to meet European pharmacopoeia (EP) monograph, however it is not suitable for use as a food or pharmaceutical ingredient. This high purity product is packed direct from the tanker in new containers ensuring exceptional quality and presentation but at a price point below that of the EP Vegetable grade. Monarch's manufacturer certificates of analysis are available for this high purity glycerine.

EP Veg Glycerine, Kosher

Our EP/BP vegetable glycerine is of the highest possible quality. This product is suitable for all food and pharmaceutical applications. This product meets both EP (European Pharmacopeia) and BP (British Pharmacopeia) certification as well as being Kosher certified and packed under strict food grade standards and conditions.

Glycerine hazard transport information:

  • Glycerine is classed as non-hazardous for transport.

Products supplied in accordance with the following: (dependant on grade sold)

  • Kosher (dependant on grade sold)
  • HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point)
  • Transport: Not considered to be hazardous for transport

Glycerine product packaging

  • Polys
  • Drums
  • IBCs
  • Bulk

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