Glycerol: Properties, Production and Uses

Glycerol: Properties, Production and Uses

Glycerol which is also known as glycerine, glycerin or propanetriol is a polyolcompound. The derivation of the gly- and glu- prefixes for glycerol and for sugarsis derived from a Greek word glukus which means sweet. It is a trihydroxy sugar alcohol which acts as an intermediate in carbohydrateand lipid metabolism. The formula of glycerol is C3H8O3. Glycerol is a colorless, odorless and viscous liquid which is sweet in taste and is non-toxic. Boiling point: 290 degree Celsius, melting point: 17.9 degree Celsius. Read more


Ineos Styrolution said that its Novodur Xspray grade has been selected by Samsung, for its new range of recently launched refrigerators and vacuum cleaners in Asia. Samsung approached Ineos Styrolution for an eco-friendly grade that offers excellent paint-ability, ease of processing and superior metallic appearance from high luminance spray. The existing acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) grades available in the market require an additional primer treatment prior to the colour and clear coating process to improve the chemical resistance required for high luminance spray. Read more


Sabic said that it has started up its new polypropylene (PP) extrusion facility in Geleen, Netherlands. This new extrusion line adopts state-of-the-art process technology to produce Sabic PP products and the next generation PP copolymers. Underlines the company’s drive to provide advanced materials that can support customers developing new lightweight applications in industries such as packaging, appliances, automotive, healthcare and help them reduce energy consumption in their process manufacturing. Read more


AkzoNobel’s speciality chemicals business said that it is studying plans to expand production of high-purity vacuum salt at its Delfzijl site in Netherlands. The project would increase output at the facility by around 25 percent The ongoing study is due to be completed in the first half of 2018, with the aim of completing the project within three years. It represents the latest in a series of expansions designed to meet increasing European demand for high-purity vacuum salt. Read more



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