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    1. Security of Supply and COVID-19 Updates

      Customers are looking for security in their chemical and ingredient supply. At Univar Solutions, we leverage our unparalleled network, supplier relationships, digital technology, technical expertise, and market knowledge to help our customers navigate dynamic market conditions.

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      Glycerin

      Offering the industry’s broadest portfolio of glycerin grades with certifications to meet your product requirements.

      Glycerin (or glycerine, glycerol) is a triol or polyol compound. In its pure form, glycerin is a colorless odorless, sweet tasting, viscous liquid. As an alcohol with three hydroxyl groups it is hydroscopic and soluble in water. Glycerin is a byproduct of three main processes: fat and oil splitting, fat and oil saponification, and biodiesel manufacturing. The fats and oils used can be from animal or vegetable sources.

      Univar Solutions is the premier glycerin distributor with more than 120 locations with bulk tank, rail car, custom formula, blending and packaging capabilities. Our facilities include state-of-the-art white rooms with stringent quality programs. 

      Characteristics

      • Disrupts ice formation and good for low temperatures
      • Three hydroxyl groups provide hygroscopicity (attracts water)
      • 100% naturally derived
      • Functions as a humectant, lubricant, solvent, viscosity modifier, emulsifier, and excipient
      • A sweet, simple polyol which is viscous and non-toxic

      Grades

      • Private label
      • Tech grade
      • USP grade
      • Kosher certified
      • Halal certified
      • RSPO certified
      • Mass balanced
      • Non-GMO
      • Organic
      • Various purity grades: 80% (crude), 96%, 99.5%, 99.7%

      Sizes available

      • Bulk railcar
      • Bulk tank truck
      • Totes (IBC)
      • Drums
      • Pails
      • Cases

       

      Applications

      Personal Care

      Humectant and emollient in skin care, hair care, color cosmetics

      Food

      Humectant, sweetener, filler in cakes, candies, bars, meat/ cheese, casings, diet foods

      Pharmaceuticals

      Excipients for gel caps, liquid medications, elixirs, expectorants

      Oilfield

      Drilling muds, shale stabilizer

      Chemical manufacturing

      Anti-freeze, initiator (EO/PO reactions)

      Lubricants & metalworking

      Lubricants additives & metalworking fluids

      Agriculture

      Carrier, solvent, humectant, anti-freeze

      Coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers

      Flexible foam, surface coatings

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