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Product Info:

Product Info                   Glycerin USP 99.5 %

Brand                              Southern Acids Industries SDN.BHD Malaysia. &  Nimir Chemicals

Packing                            250 KG Drum

General Description:

Glycerin, also known as glycerol or glycerin, is a colorless, odorless, and viscous liquid. It is a trihydric alcohol with a chemical formula C3H8O3. Glycerin is derived from natural sources such as vegetable oils.



Items Specification Results
Specific Gravity (25/25degC)   1.26183
Assay % 99.93
Color APHA 2.5
Fatty Acids& Esters (0.5N  Naoh) ml 0.51
Chlorides   2.07
Ash % <0.01
Sulphates ppm <20
Chlorinated Compounds ppa <30
Moisture % 0.07
Acrolein, Glucose & Ammonium Compounds   PASS
Metals Analysis    
Arsenic ppm <1.5
Heavy Metals ppm : <5

Application Field

  1. Cosmetics and Personal Care Products:
    • Moisturizers: Glycerin is a popular ingredient in moisturizing creams, lotions, and serums due to its humectant properties. It helps attract and retain moisture, keeping the skin hydrated and preventing dryness.
    • Soaps and Cleansers: Glycerin is used in soap production to improve lather, moisturize the skin, and enhance the soap’s overall mildness.
    • Hair Care Products: Glycerin is found in shampoos, conditioners, and styling products to provide moisture, smoothness, and manageability to the hair.
  2. Food and Beverage Industry:
    • Sweetener: Glycerin is used as a sweetening agent in various food and beverage products. It provides a sweet taste without causing a significant increase in blood sugar levels.
    • Humectant: Glycerin helps prevent food products from drying out by attracting and retaining moisture. It is used in baked goods, confectionery, dairy products, and processed foods.
  3. Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare:
    • Oral Medications: Glycerin is used in pharmaceutical preparations as a solvent, excipient, or preservative. It is commonly found in cough syrups, liquid medications, and oral suspensions.
    • Topical Preparations: Glycerin is used in ointments, creams, and gels as a humectant, emollient, and moisturizing agent to soothe and hydrate the skin.
  4. Industrial and Chemical Applications:
    • Solvent: Glycerin is a versatile solvent that is used in various industrial processes, including the production of paints, inks, dyes, and resins.
    • Chemical Intermediates: Glycerin serves as a building block for the synthesis of other chemicals, such as esters, polyols, and aldehydes. These intermediates are used in the production of plastics, polyurethanes, and other chemical products.
  5. Miscellaneous Applications:
    • Tobacco Industry: Glycerin is used as a humectant and moisturizer in tobacco products, helping to maintain moisture levels and improve the overall smoking experience.
    • Veterinary and Animal Care: Glycerin is used in veterinary medicines, animal feed, and oral care products for animals.
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