POLIkol 2000 FLAKES (PEG-45)

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POLIkol 2000 Flakes is a product that belongs to polyoxyethylene glycols (PEG with an average molecular weight of 2000), INCI name: PEG-45. The commercial product is a white to light yellow wax offered in the form of flakes. Its freezing point is at about 50°C. The product dissolves well in water, low aliphatic alcohols, ethyl ether and chloroform. Forming the product in a flaked form is a great convenience for formulators due to the ease of dosing, storage of the product and the lack of financial expenses related to heating the stored tank, which allows the product to be kept in a liquid state.

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Properties and applications

Advantages of the product:

  • exhibits solubilizing, softening, lubricating and moisturizing properties,
  • safe, non-toxic substance,
  • high solubility in water,
  • good biodegradability.


  • cosmetics for hair care and styling,
  • after sunbath preparations,
  • intimate gels,
  • lubricant in the food industry,
  • binder and plasticizer for bar soaps,
  • additive to flexographic inks,
  • perfume fixative.

Markets and applications
Food industry
Personal Care
Pulp & Paper

Softening agents
Wetting agents

Polyethylene glycols

Specialty Products / Specialty additives

Alternative names
Polyoxyethylene glycol, Macrogol, Polyethylene glycol, PEG, PEG-45, macrogol, polyethylene glycol 2000 flakes.

Manufacturer: PCC Exol SA

PCC EXOL SA is one of the most important manufacturers of surfactants and chemical formulations in Central and Eastern Europe. The company offers surfactants, specialist additives and chemical formulations for many branches of industry.

PCC Group

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