Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is a petroleum-subordinate aggravate that is produced using ethylene glycol (ethane-1,2-diol), the primary fixing in antifreeze. PEG can be found in different items, including skin creams and personal lubricants, and as a nourishment added substance for hostile to frothing purposes. Also, PEG is the active ingredient in various prescriptions endorsed for treating constipation. In case of a bubbling electrolyte item, it is utilized as a greasing agent.
Types of PEG
The molecular weights of PEGs are controlled by the quantity of ethylene glycol units fused into every PEG polymer and vary from 300 grams for each mole to 10,000,000 grams for every mole. The molecular weight thus decides the attributes of every type or class of PEG. Low molecular weight PEGs, containing two-to-four ethylene glycol units for every polymer, are clear, watery fluids. PEGs containing up to 700 ethylene glycol units for each polymeric item are clear, thick fluids. PEGS having 1,000 or more ethylene glycol units per polymeric item are waxy solids.
Characteristics of PEGs
PEGS are non-poisonous, scentless, colorless, non irritating and don’t vanish effortlessly. PEGs are viewed as dormant (they don’t respond with different materials), and they are nontoxic. PEGs are dis solvable in numerous natural solvents. All PEGs promptly disintegrate in water and don’t change the shading, scent or taste of the water.
Uses of PEGs
In pharmaceutical industry used as ointments, dispensing agents, delivery liquids for medications, fillers for tablets.
In manufacturing process, PEGS are utilized as water-based coatings, against tidying specialists in horticultural items, brighteners in electroplating, cleaners and cleansers, creams in cosmetic items, color transporters for paints and inks, packaging items, non-stick agent for shaped items, shading stabilizers for paper, ceramic production, a conditioner and hostile to static operator in textile production and in soldering fluxes.
PEGs, in mix with different items, are utilized as a part of toothpastes, breath fresheners and mouthwashes, including hostile to plaque and germicide mouth rinses. PEGs are utilized to keep all ingredient in solution and to build the time frame of realistic usability and solidness of the items.
Gujarat Chemicals produces two types of PEGs
PEG(Polyethylene Glycol) from 150-8000 moles.
MPEG(Methoxy Polyethylene Glycol) from 350-5000 moles.
They also produce PEGs as per customer requirements.
Conclusion: GujChem produces Polyethylene Glycol with high purity and quality.