Propylene Glycol USP/EP (PG USP/EP)
Propylene Glycol (PG USP/EP) from Dow is a pharmaceutical grade of monopropylene glycol (PG or MPG) with a specified purity greater than 99.8%. PG USP/EP offered by Dow is tested for compliance with the current United States Pharmacopeia (USP), European Pharmacopoeia (EP) and Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP) specifications plus the Food Chemical Codex (FCC). It also complies with the Brazilian Pharmacopoeia (FB) and other pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food regulations in the global markets where it is sold.
It is listed by the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association as an approved ingredient in cosmetics, and its use is reviewed by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR). PG USP/EP from Dow is Kosher certified and complies with Halal requirements.
PG USP/EP from Dow is an important ingredient for a multitude of uses, including:
•Solvent for aromatics in the flavor-concentrate industry
•Wetting agent for natural gums
•Ingredient in the compounding of citrus and other emulsified flavors
•Solvent in elixirs and pharmaceutical preparations
•Solvent and coupling agent in the formulation of sun screen, lotion, shampoos, shaving creams and other similar products
•Emulsifier in cosmetic and pharmaceutical creams
•Ingredient for low-temperature heat-transfer fluids involving indirect food contact, such as brewing and dairy uses, as well as refrigerated grocery display cases
•Very effective humectant, preservative and stabilizer in semi-moist pet food (with the exception of cat food), bakery goods, food flavorings and salad dressings