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.