Glycols

If you’re in a chemical-driven industry, then chances are good that you’re at least partly familiar with glycols. As far as industry staples go, glycols are near the top of the list. The reason? Glycols are versatile and very reliable. You have your pick of blends for a wide range of industrial applications. At SolvChem, we distribute a variety of high-quality glycol blends. Learn more about your options and what SolvChem can do for you below.

Understanding the Ins and Outs of Glycols

As common as glycols are, there’s a lot to know about these chemicals. Glycols are classified as a type of chemical diol, which makes them miscible with a broad range of solvents, including water and chloroform. More specifically, they can be categorized as either a diethylene glycol (DEG) or ethylene glycol. Each of these categories includes unique industrial applications, but more on that in the next section.

The various blends of glycol include the following:

  • Antifreeze
  • Ethylene glycol
  • Diethylene glycol
  • Triethylene glycol
  • Hexylene glycol
  • Polyethylene glycol
  • Propylene glycol
  • Diproylene glycol

At SolvChem, we specialize in distributing customized blends of glycols and other chemicals.

Glycol Applications for Virtually Any Industry

Almost no chemical supply is complete without some form of glycol. As noted above, the two categories of glycol cover an impressive range of industrial applications. To name just a few:

  • Diethylene glycols are used for adhesives, antifreeze, cleaners and detergents, lubricants, fuels, rubbers, sponges and much more.
  • Ethylene glycols are used for many of those same applications. In addition, they are used for auto fluids, dyes, lacquers, foods, inks, textiles, stains and more.

Of course, this is just a small sampling of the multitude of glycol applications. At SolvChem, we provide glycols for countless industrial sectors, and we’ll happily walk you through the potential benefits and applications for glycols in your specific field.

The Logistical Challenges of Glycols

As versatile and useful as glycols are, they are hazardous chemicals that require extreme care and professional oversight when handling. Blending is hazardous in itself, but that’s just the start. You have to consider the care that must be taken during chemical transport and storage. Chemicals are volatile, especially around other chemicals, which is why it pays to partner with an experienced team of chemical handlers.

That’s where we come in. The professional chemical handlers at SolvChem can ensure that all precautions are taken. From start to finish, your chemicals are in good hands.

Why Partnering With SolvChem is a Smart Move

SolvChem is more than your typical chemical supplier. Our team includes skilled chemists and trained materials handlers that ensure you have easy access to high-quality chemicals. We partner with our customers to understand their unique chemical needs and to determine the right blend for any application. Our commitment doesn’t stop there. We also offer services in storage and shipping so that you have the chemicals you need, when you need them.

To learn more about glycols, or to find out what SolvChem can do for your business, contact us today.