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Mono Propylene Glycol (MPG)

Renewable propylene glycol, or “BioPG”: a molecule with multiple applications

 

Oleon launches the first European renewable propylene glycol production plant, providing a new renewable resource for a wide range of industries.

‘Propylene glycol is an alcohol with a multitude of physicochemical properties, and, as such, a key component for manufacturing a wide range of everyday products. It mainly enters the composition of resins used in fiberglass composites. It is also used in car anti-freeze, de-icing fluid for planes, and other fluids used by the agri-food industry. Non-toxic, it advantageously replaces ethylene glycol, conventionally used for these applications. Other industries using renewable BioPG, include the detergent industry, the cosmetic industry and the agri-food industry.

With the help of this new molecule, these industries will be able to reduce the environmental footprint of their products by substituting standard fossil propylene glycol with the renewable version of the same molecule. A strategy which will help these industries meet the increasing demand from consumers for more eco-responsible products.’

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Wind turbine blades are made of fiberglass and polyester resin containing propylene glycol. Oleon’s BioPG will further enhance the ‘green’ image of what has now become a symbol of renewable energy.

 

Product Name Description Chemical Name Remarks
Radianol 4710
Appearance: clear and colourless liquid Propylene Glycol MPG USP vegetable Conform to EP/USP monographies
Radianol 4713
Appearance: clear and colourless liquid Propylene Glycol MPGI mixed (made from mixed glycerine)
Radianol 4718
Appearance: clear and colourless liquid Propylene Glycol MPG USP mixed. Conform to EP/USP monographies