Kilo Ltd - What is Glycerine (Glycerol)

CAS Number: 86-81-5

E-Number: E422

Pack Sizes

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

5 and 25 Kilo Poly Drum Options 260 Kilo Drum Option 1250kg IBC Option

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 even as a thickening agent. There are two primary sources available; "mixed vegetable" or "rapeseed" derived. The latter is available for companies that need a "non-palm" option for their needs.

For applications, you commonly find it retaining moisture in baked goods, stabilising ice creams and even sweetening condensed milk. Other products include within cough syrups, moisturisers, hand sanitizers and many more. A newer but rapidly growing application is within the Vape Industry. Commonly known as "VG", it is used as a solid base for all of 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.

With all of these applications, quality is critical. To this end, Glycerine needs to be both pure and suitably certified to be proven as a quality option. Here at Kilo, we are among the largest traders of Glycerine within the UK and Ireland. Kilo holds pure stocks (minimum purity of 99.5%) and are accredited to both BRC and Kosher standards. We then store the stocks on-site within our substantial storage facility to deliver to you quickly and efficiently. We aim be a quality supplier of Glycerine by doing all of this without compromising on price, volume or quality.

Whether you require 5L, 25L, 208L or 1000L packages, Kilo can supply it 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 of Glycerine in the UK.

Get in touch using the links on the website or call on 01384 293 222 and we will assist you promptly.


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.