PROPYLENE GLYCOL USP is a relatively nontoxic liquid that is practically colorless, odorless, and tasteless. Its applications include serving as a solvent for flavors, extracts, drugs, and food antioxidants; a heat transfer medium; an emollient and humectant for various products; a lubricant and mold inhibitor for food processing equipment; and a humectant for pet food.

Supplied By: Indorama Ventures

Product Code: P00046

Regional Availability: Canada

Chemical Name: Propylene Glycol

CAS Number: 57-55-6

Labeling Claims: Halal, Kosher

Synonyms: (±)-1,2-Propanediol, (±)-Propylene glycol, (RS)-1,2-Propanediol, 1,2-(RS)-Propanediol, 1,2-Dihydroxypropane, 1,2-Propanediol, 1,2-Propylene glycol, 2-Hydroxypropanol, 2,3-Propanediol, DL-1,2-Propanediol, dl-Propylene glycol, Isopropylene glycol, Methylethyl glycol, Methylethylene glycol, Monopropylene glycol, NSC 69860, α-Propylene glycol

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    Identification & Functionality

    Chemical Family
    Chemical Name
    Ingredient Name
    Supplied By
    Animal Feed & Nutrition Functions
    Base Chemicals Functions
    CASE Ingredients Functions
    Food Ingredients Functions
    Industrial Additives Functions
    Pharma & Nutraceuticals Functions
    CAS No.
    EC No.
    Propylene Glycol
    Food Additive Number
    E 1520, INS 1520
    Product Families
    Chemical Structure

     - 1

    1,2 propanediol

    Features & Benefits

    Benefit Claims (Health)
    Labeling Claims
    Base Chemicals Features

    Applications & Uses


    Physical Form
    Soluble In
    Substantially free of suspended matter

    Regulatory & Compliance

    Packaging & Availability

    Packaging Type
    Regional Availability
    • Canada
    Packaging Information

    Product is available in barges, lined tank cars and dedicated tank trucks.

    Storage & Handling

    Shelf Life
    2 years
    Storage Information
    • Propylene Glycol - USP is a high - purity material, which must be handled with special precautions to avoid contamination. Under ordinary conditions, mild steel is a satisfactory material of construction. However, for long - term storage and where iron contamination and color are objectionable. Stainless steel or aluminum vessels are recommended.
    • We define Shelf Life in terms of a product's conformance to sales specifications after a specified period of time. Using this as a guide, the product should retain its conformance to sales specifications for a period of at least two years after shipment, if the product is stored at less than 100° Fahrenheit in its undamaged, unopened, factory packaged container.
    • In general, the user should determine the suitability of any chemical compound, no matter what the shelf life or length of time of storage. Each user should conduct a sufficient investigation to establish the suitability of any product for his intended use.