Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) 200

Chemical Name:
Poly (ethylene glycol)
  • Product Details & Information

    Polyethylene glycol 200 (PEG-200, polyethylene glycol monostearate) is a polyether compound with the chemical structure H−(O−CH2−CH2)n−OH. Traditionally, it is derived from petroleum-based sources.

    Acme-Hardesty is proud to offer a completely renewable PEG-200 that is Bio-based. One of our many sustainable alternatives to conventional industrial chemicals, our PEG-200 is an ideal choice for a wide range of industrial applications.

    What Is Polyethylene Glycol Made From?

    Our PEG-200 is made from bagasse, a fibrous byproduct of sugarcane production, commonly used as a biofuel. It features the same chemical composition and molecular weight as polyethylene glycol made from petroleum, and can be used in all the same applications with no noticeable difference. Bio-based PEG-200 is better for the environment and ultimately, a more responsible choice for your organization.

    What Is Polyethylene Glycol Used For?

    PEG-200 has a wide range of potential uses. It is a defoaming agent, lubricant and viscosity modifier in many different products. PEG-200 is also used as a coating for fresh fruit, as a solvent in metal working fluids, as a binder and modifier in latex paints, and as a humectant in inks and abrasives. Specific industries that rely on PEG-200 include cosmetics, health and medicine, textiles and more.

    For a detailed list of potential applications, or for assistance determining whether or not our polyethylene glycol can be used for your product, contact Acme-Hardesty today.

    Chemical Properties

    Our polyethylene glycol 200 is a clear, colorless liquid at room temperature, sold in both drums and isotanks. Our NF-grade product has a shelf life of one year when stored in a dry, cool place according to MSDS recommendations.

    The viscosity of our polyethylene glycol is 4.0–4.2 at 99 degrees C, cSt. It has a maximum water content of 0.20 percent and a maximum acidity of 0.05 percent. Under normal conditions, it is stable and nonreactive, but should be kept away from open flames, direct sunlight and strong oxidizers.

    Sustainable Solutions for Today’s Manufacturers

    Acme-Hardesty has been a leading supplier of forward-thinking industrial chemical products for more than 70 years. To learn more about our bio-based polyethylene glycol, download the PEG-200 MSDS or data sheet, available on this page, or contact our office directly.

  • 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

  • Grades and Forms Available


  • Packaging

    Drums and Isotanks

  • Shelf Life

    One Year from Date of Manufacture when stored according to MSDS recommendations

  • INCI Name


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Sales Specifications of PEG 200

ParametersSpecificationsTest Methods
Appearance @ 25°C Clear, ColorlessLiquid
Color APHA 20 max
pH (5% aqueous solution) @ 25°C 4.5 – 7.5
Water Content, % 0.20 max
Hydroxyl Value, mgKOH/gm 550 – 570
Viscosity @ 99°C, cSt 4.0 – 4.2
Solubility in Water Complete
Density, g/cm3 @ 20°C Report
1,4 Dioxane, ppm 10 max
Average Molecular Weight 190 – 210
Specs & MSDS of PEG 200