Top Ten Uses for Glycerin/Glycerine/Glycerol

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September 3, 2013 by thesoapalchemist

10. Drug industry: manufacture of capsules and medications including throat lozenges and suppositories.

9. Food Industry: to moisten and keep pliable foods such as fondant, preserve and tenderize foods such as cakes and cookies, meats, candies, dry goods. Also used as a thickener and an emulsifier.

8. Cosmetic Industry: moisturizer for lip balms, lotions, deodorants, make-up, toothpastes and mouthwashes.

7. Paper Industry: reduces shrinkage during paper manufacture

6. Explosives Industry: for the manufacture of nitroglycerin and propellents.

5.  Medical Industry: to preserve biological specimens, including red blood cells and sperm.

4.  Plastics and Textiles Industry: for the manufacture of polyurethane foam, polyol flexible foams, and to coat fibers used in textiles.

3.  Coatings and Colorants Industry: stabilizes pigments and resins, used to manufacture printing inks. Also aids in the removal of mustard stains.

2. Auto Industry: to prevent freezing of windshields (antifreeze agent), and to prevent hydraulic brakes from freezing.

1.As a Naturally Occuring Humectant and moisturizer in Naturally Made Soap from The Natural Bar Soap Company.

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