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HEXYLENE GLYCOL

Hexylene Glycol, from Solvay, is an oxygenated solvent derived from acetone which has two alcohol functions. This speciality ingredient demonstrates a low evaporation rate and is completely miscible with water.

Product Description

    Hexylene glycol is a reputable solvent across a variety of sectors including Personal Care and Cosmetics. Within Personal Care, this speciality product is widely used as a humectant and emulsifying agent in skin care, micellar water, body oil, moisturisers and makeup, and for hair care in shampoo formulations, colourants, conditioners and hair tonics. It is also registered with the Vegan Society, with Solvay being the only HGL producer in the world that has this registration.

    Key benefits include:

    • Low odour

    • Functions as a solvent and coupling agent

    • Biodegradable

    • Excellent solubiliser

    • LVP-VOC (US) Low Vapor Pressure

    • Non harmful to humans and the environment

Application Areas

Sub Area

Product Functions

  • Solubilizer
  • Solvent

Product Features

  • Vegan
  • Synthetically Derived

Chemical Description

  • Hexylene Glycol

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