/ APPLICATIONS :-
PEG - 6000 is a high molecular weight polymer of ethylene oxide
and is a blend of polymers with different degrees of polymerisation
. Like all other PEGs , PEG-6000 is readily soluble in water . So
water can be the most economical solvent for this , apart from other
organic solvents .PEG-6000 acts as binder & dry lubricant due to
its laminar structure and therefore can be used in the manufacture
of pills and tablets for certain pharmacutical preparations . In
rubber industry , PEG-6000 can be used as a mould release agent
. A solution of PEG-6000 of 3-20 % concentration can be coated or
sprayed into the hot mould cavities , thus enabling the solvent
to evaporate,the solution is either dried by applying heat or allowed
to dry evaporation of solvent.
applications of PEG-6000 include as wetting agents to inhibit soap
cracking , as binder for facial makeup , as antidusting agent for
afterbath talcum powder , lubricant in paper industry , as a tyre
mounting agent , as an additive in grease , as plasticiser in synthetic
resin , as enhancer of thermal stability in adhesive preparations
, as an additional component of galvanisation bath etc. for copper
& nickel electroplating of steel and iron parts. PEGs being non
ionic products , facilitate the even distribution of electrolytes.
dissolved in lower glycols in place of paraffin wax are used for
enbalming of histological and other medical specimens.
Compatibility of glycols is proved to be good in formulations of
Nitrofurazone , Undecanoic acid , Sulphur , Hydrocortisone , Methyl
Salicylate , Benzyl Benzoate etc.
Glycols are not compatible with Penicillin , Bicitracine , Iodine
, Potassium Iodide , Sorbitol , Tannic Acid , Bismuth salts. Glycols
are also not suitable with Polyethylene , Backlite & celluloids.
25 KG NET IN PP WOVEN BAGS.
UNDER DRY CONDITIONS AND AT ROOM TEMPERATURE IN SEALED CONTAINERS.