POLIkol 6000 Flakes is a product belonging to the group of polyoxyethylene glycols (PEG with an average molecular weight of 6000), INCI name: PEG-135. The commercial product is available in the form of white to light yellow wax flakes. The solidification point of the product is 52-58 °C. The product is freely soluble in water and in low aliphatic alcohols. It is safe, non-toxic and does not cause skin irritation.
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 outlays related to heating the stored tank, which allows the product to be kept in a liquid state.
POLIkol 6000 Flakes can be used in cosmetic preparations as a lubricant and humectant, for example in lipsticks and lip liners, moisturizing and anti-wrinkle creams and hair styling preparations. It can be added to the formulation to improve its rheological properties (increase in viscosity). The product can also be used as a carrier of active substances and a binder in professional dishwashing agents, laundry tablets and bath salts.
In industrial applications it is a component of lubricants, mainly water-soluble synthetic liquids for machining and heat transfer fluids. The product is used as an anti-adhesive in the rubber processing industry (tire production), plastics and elastomers. Also used as an auxiliary agent during galvanizing coating processes. It is also an auxiliary in the treatment of textiles and in paint additives.
POLIkol 6000 Flakes acts as a plasticizer and binding agent in the production of ceramics and food packaging based on biopolymers. It has a positive opinion from international organization FDA (Food and Drug Administration), which allows the use of polyethylene glycol in the form of an indirect food additive based on CFR 21: 175.105; 175,210; 176,180; 176,200. It should be noted that the product may be used in accordance with the definitions provided by the organization, not exceeding the maximum permitted dose.
POLIkol 6000 Flakes demonstrates the features of a drying presenter in flexographic ink formulations. The product is also an additive to adhesives, acting as a thickening component and humectant in PVA-based water adhesive formulations.
The product is not classified according to the CLP/GHS regulation.
Markets and applications
Building & Construction
Food industry / Additives for food packaging
Metallurgical industry / Metalworking
Paints & Coatings
Plastics / Polymer additives
Pulp & Paper
Additives for ceramics
Functional fluids / Heat transfer fluids
Lubricants and fluids
Metal plating agents