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Glycerine is a by-product of saponified, hydrolyzed or transesterfied fats and oils. After being recovered in a crude state, it is refined through distillation.



- Used in the manufacture of papers as a plasticizer/humectant and lubricant
- Extensive use in ink manufacture, especially the alkyd resins which are an important constituent of many printing inks
- Used in the rubber industry for its lubricating action on rubber
- Used to manufacture antifreeze agents
- Used in the production of Alkyd Resins used in surface coatings and paints.

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Used to lubricate many kinds of fibres in spinning, twist setting, knitting. and weaving operations.


Glycerine is the common term for Propane-1,2,3-triol. It  was accidentally discovered in 1779 by K.W. Scheele, the Swedish chemist, while he was heating a mixture of olive oil and litharge (lead monoxide). Glycerine was named after the Greek word glykys which means ‘sweet’.

Technical grade glycerine is a refined, high-purity product that is water white with most of its contaminants completely removed.  It contains no methanol, soaps, salts, and other foreign matter. It is soluble in water.

Glycerine is a trihydric alcohol which is capable of being reacted under most conditions. It is also compatibile with numerous other substances. As a chemical alcohol, glycerine is also needed in numerous reactions in the production of chemicals.

Clear, colourless liquid
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Available in the following sizes.

1000L Container

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