POLIkol 1500 Flakes is a product belonging to the polyoxyethylene-glycol group - PEG with an average molecular weight of 1500 (INCI name: PEG-32). The commercial product is a white to pale yellow wax. The solidification point of the product is about 45 ° C. The product dissolves well in water and in low aliphatic alcohols. Forming 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.
POLIkol 1500 Flakes is characterized by a wide spectrum of application properties. This product can be used as a solubilizer, lubricant and dispersant in cosmetics, acting as a base for creams, toothpastes, foundation, face masks, colouring creams. It is also used in hair sprays, gels, conditioners and hair colouring preparations as well as preparations after sunbathing. It is compatible with other moisturizers widely used in cosmetics (cetyl alcohol, glycerine).
Thanks to its excellent dispersing properties and high solubility in water, this product is recommended for combining many active ingredients of the formulation. It can act as a plasticizer and binding agent for bar soaps, preventing them from cracking. When used in perfumes, it performs the function of an aroma fixative, reduces the rate of evaporation of the more volatile components of the perfume composition, causing only a gradual change in fragrance.
The product acts as a humectant – a water-binding substance in the formulation, for example in hair styling preparations. It can also be used as a carrier of active substances and a binding agent in dishwashers, washing tablets and bath salts.
It is also used as a release agent in the rubber processing industry (tire production), plastics, and elastomers. In the production of tires, the product acts as an activator of zinc white in the vulcanization process. POLIKol 1500 exhibits the features of a drying presenter in flexographic ink formulations. In woodworking processes, it protects the material against excessive water absorption in water transport (floating).
POLIkol 1500 Flakes is also used as a lubricant in the food industry. It has positive opinions from international organizations such as the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), which allows the use of polyethylene glycol in the form of a non-direct food additive based on CFR 21: 175.105; 175,210; 176,180; 176,200. It should be remembered that the product should be used in accordance with the definitions provided by the organization, not exceeding the maximum permitted dose.
The product is unclassified according to the CLP regulation.