CAS Number: 56-81-5

E-Number: E422

EC Number: 200-289-5

Mol. Formula: C3H8O3

Pack Sizes

5L (6.25kg), 25L (31.25kg), 208L (260kg), 1000L (1250kg) IBC

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What is Glycerine?

Glycerine (also known as Glycerol) is a colourless, non-toxic, sweet liquid with a broad range of applications. These applications include use as a mild sweetener, emollient, solvent, humectant and thickening agent. Two primary sources are available; "mixed vegetable" or "rapeseed" derived. The latter is available for companies that need a "non-palm" option when manufacturing.

The manufacture of Glycerine occurs both in a "natural" and synthetic way. The natural method is through the combination of fatty acid esters and lye. This route creates soaps, with Glycerine being a by-product that separates at a later point.

A more recent route manufacturing biodiesel creates Glycerine as a by-product. This Synthetic route has been slowly increasing in popularity compared to the "natural" option each year.

For applications, you commonly find it retaining moisture in baked goods, stabilising ice creams and even sweetening condensed milk. Other products include cough syrups, moisturisers, hand sanitisers and many more. A newer but rapidly growing application is within the Vape Industry. Commonly known as "VG", it is a solid base for all the flavours, additives and nicotine to create the final e-liquid for retail. The VG is also the reason for the trademark "cloud" you associate with vaping.

Glycerine at Kilo Ltd.

With all of these applications, quality is critical. To this end, Glycerine needs purity to be certified as a quality option. Here at Kilo, we are among the largest traders of Glycerine in the UK and Ireland. Kilo holds pure stocks (minimum purity of 99.5%), plus being BRC and Kosher certified.

We then store these stocks on-site within our substantial storage facility to deliver to you quickly and efficiently. We aim to be a quality supplier of Glycerine by doing all of this without compromise.

Kilo trades and supplies Glycerine for nearly two decades and have dealt with countless applications, requests, queries and beyond, so we can add our expertise to make our Glycerine supply all the more valuable.

Whether you require 5L, 25L, 208L or 1000L packages, Kilo can supply them to suit your needs without any issue. Should you require pricing, information, or anything in between - please feel free to get in touch today and discover why Kilo is the UK's go-to supplier for Glycerine in the UK. Get in touch using the links on the website, the buttons on this page or call on 01384 293 222, and we will assist you promptly.

Industry Applications

Foods | Bakery, Cereals, Flavours, Snacks, Confectionary
Pharmaceutical/Cosmetics | Moisturisers, Soaps, Deodorants, Toothpastes, Shampoos, Mouthwash, Cough Syrups
Eliquid | VG (Main Component in Eliquids)
Others | Artificial Smoke/Fog, Candles

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This information is provided as a guide and is by no means legally binding. Suggestions on dosage rates, specific applications and anything else related to detailed quality information can be provided by our quality team or requested directly to our manufacturer.