Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) 300
Chemical Name: Poly (ethylene glycol)
- Product Details & Information
Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is one of the most commonly used chemical polyethers in manufacturing, medicine and many other applications. PEG is available in multiple forms for various uses. The most common way of differentiating between PEGs is by molecular weight. For example, PEG 300 refers to a polyethylene glycol product with an average weight of 300 daltons.
Acme-Hardesty produces a bio-based PEG 300 product for a wide range of manufacturing processes. Our product is not derived from raw petroleum materials, making it a more sustainable choice for any environmentally conscious manufacturer. Keep reading to learn more about potential applications for our PEG 300 product.
- Uses & Applications
CASE: Humectant in Inks and Adhesives; Solvent, Dye Carrier in Inks; Modifier and Binder in Latex Paint; Dispersant in Water Based Coatings
Renewable Chemistries: Our PEGS are Bio-Based, Made from Sugar Cane Waste
Lubricants and Greases: Additive in Synthetic Lubricants, Cutting Oil and Hydraulic Fluids
Metal Working Fluids: Acts as a Solvent in Soldering Flux
Personal Care: Used as a Base for Skin Creams and Lotions Acting as a Solvent, Humectant and Lubricant; Solubilizer in Creams, Lotions and Bath Gels
Plastics: Mold Release Agent and External Lubricant
Rubber: Mold Release Agent and Lubricant in Production of Natural and Synthetic Rubber
Soaps and Detergents: Viscosity Modifier and Solvent
Surfactants and Esters: PEG Esters are used as Surfactants
Textiles: Lubricant, Softener, Dye Carrier, Dispersant and Anti-Static Agent
Characteristics and Applications
Acme-Hardesty PEG 300 is a clear, colorless liquid that we offer in drums or isotanks. We produce it from a fibrous byproduct of sugarcane production, and we do not test it on animals. Our PEG300 is used as a base for skin creams and other personal care products, as well as a solvent and viscosity modifier in soaps and detergents. It is also used to process rubber, plastics and textiles, as an additive in lubricants and grease, and as a humectant, dye carrier and binder in paints and inks.
The versatility of PEG300 makes it highly valuable to many industries. At Acme-Hardesty, our more than 70 years of leadership and expertise in industrial chemical production makes us an ideal partner for all of your polyethylene glycol 300 needs. To discuss potential applications with one of our team members and determine the best product for your needs, contact us today.
- Grades and Forms Available
Drums and Isotanks
Acme-Hardesty PEG300 has a molecular weight between 288 and 311 daltons. It is completely soluble in water and has a maximum moisture content of 0.20 percent. At 99°C, it has a viscosity between 5.4 and 6.3 cSt. When stored in a cool, well-ventilated place, in a tightly closed container, our product has a shelf life of up to one year from the date of manufacture. For a complete list of specifications and handling instructions, download the product data sheet and MSDS.
To place an order for Acme-Hardesty PEG 300, submit a request online, and one of our sales team members will be in touch shortly with a quote.
- Shelf Life
One Year from Date of Manufacture when stored according to MSDS recommendations
- INCI Name
Sales Specifications of PEG 300
|Appearance @ 25°C||Clear, Colorless Liquid||—|
|Color APHA||25 max||—|
|pH (5% aqueous solution) @ 25°C||4.5 – 7.5||—|
|Water Content, %||0.20 max||—|
|Hydroxyl Value, mgKOH/gm||360 – 390||—|
|Viscosity @ 99°C, cSt||5.4 – 6.3||—|
|Solubility in Water||Complete||—|
|Density, g/cm3 @ 20°C||Report||—|
|1,4 Dioxane, ppm||10 max||—|
|Average Molecular Weight||288 – 311||—|