SDS - Specs

SDS Technical Grade (Industrial)
Glycerin 99.7% Pure

Industrial Grade Glycerine 99.5% is a high purity, vegetal or Tallow derived Glycerin. Glycerin is an integral part of both animal and vegetal triglycerides, from which it may be isolated and purified following hydrolysis.

Glycerin is a multifunctiona l polyol that delivers humectancy and freezing point depression, and may also provide viscosity reduction and/or skin protectant benefits to finished products. Industrial Glycerine 99.5% finds broad application over almost all personal care product categories as a humectant, freezing point depressant, and skin hydration agent. Typical use levels in everyday use moisturizing creams and lotions are 2 – 7%. Higher levels may be used for greater skin hydration.

Glycerin is listed on the US TSCA, EU EINECS, Canadian DSL, Japanese, Australian, Phskiilippines, Chinese, and Korean chemical inventories. It is classified as slightly water endangering and is not dangerous according to EU regulations (67/548/EEC – 88/379/EEC). It is not US DOT regulated for transport.


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Download the PDF File MSDS Features & Benefits: Biodegradable, Dermal Moisture Content Balancing, Freezing Point Depressant, Humectant, Moisturizing Agent, Skin Hydration Agent, and Skin Protectant

Suggested Uses:

After Sun Skin Care, Bar Soaps, Beach Wear Sun Care, Daily Wear Sun Care, Deodorants, Depilatories, Eye Area Color Cosmetics, Facial Cleansers, Facial Color Cosmetics, Facial Skin Care, Foot Care, Hair Conditioners, Hand & Body Care, Industrial Applications, Liquid Handsoaps, Mouthwash, Self-Tanners, Shampoos, Shaving Products, Shower Gels/Body Washes, and Toothpaste

Soluble in: Alcohol [Ethanol], Glycols, Hydroalcoholic Solution, Propylene Glycol, Water.

Insoluble in: Cosmetic Esters, Dimethicone, Mineral Oil, Vegetable Oil

Glycerin 99.7% Pure

The abbreviation USP stands for United States Pharmacopeia, a document first published in 1820 by the Medical Society of New York State. Recognized as official by Congress in 1848, this document was used as a standard reference by physicians for p rescribing medicines. Today, the USP includes chemical descriptions, identifying tests, and purity tests, primarily for active ingredients. All materials listed in the USP are considered drugs by law and subject to all the U.S. Food & Drug Administration requirements pertaining to drugs. Labeling a product or a substance as USP implies that it conforms to all the legal requirements of the FDA and that i t was produced in accordance with the principles outlined in FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). A new edition of the USP is published every five years in the years ending in "0" and "5," with ongoing revisions and additions issued during the interim years. Many other nations also have compiled an official national pharmacopeia, similar in scope and content to the USP. Currently, there is a collaborative international program to harmonize the glycerin monographs in the USP and in the European Pharmacopeia, which may later be expanded to include other nations.

Obviously, Glycerin USP is the optimum choice for all applications requiring USP grade glycerin by FDA regulation. The USP designation on the label assures that the glycerin product is traceable by lot to the original manufacturer, is supported by documentation attesting to its compliance with USP standards of quality, and has been produced in accordance with GMP principles.


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Download the PDF File MSDS Compliance with USP and FCC requirements means more than meeting the specifications given in the USP and FCC glycerin monographs as determined by analysis. It also means strict compliance with FDA regulations, most particularly with the procedures outlined in the current Good Manufacturing Practices to assure plant and equipment cleanliness and to avoid contamination during handling, distribution or packaging. Plants, warehouses and clean rooms, where repackaging is done, are subject to FDA inspection. Complete record keeping is obligatory to ensure that every shipment of product is traceable by lot number. A Certificate of Analysis also accompanies every shipment of USP and FCC glycerin.


Technical Specifications


Glycerin, Technical 99.5%
CAS# 56-81-5
Assay, minimum wt.% >99.5
Diethylene Glycol, maximum wt%
Water, maximum wt%
Total Impurities, maximum wt%
Color, APHA
Positive ID
Identification, GC
Specific Gravity, apparent
Residue on Ignition, ppm
FA / Esters, maximum ml
Chlorides, maximum ppm
 30 ppm
Chlorinated Compounds, maximum ppm
 30 ppm
Sulfate, maximum ppm
Heavy Metals, maximum ppm
 5 ppm
Glycerin, USP 99.7%
CAS# 56-81-5
To Pass The Test
% Glycerol by Mass (MLS of 0.5 N NaOH)
99.7 min
Fatty Acid and Esters (MLS of 0.5 N NaOH)
1.0 Max
% Chloride
0.001 Max
% Sulphate
0.002 Max
% Chlorinated Compound
0.003 Max
% Moisture
Heavy metals PPM
5.0 Max
% Residue on Ignition
0.01 Max
Specific gravity @ 25° C
1.249 Min
Organic Volatile Impurities
To Pass Method IV (467)
To Meet (USP30)
A) Total Impurities (Chromatographic) Including Diethylene Glycol
1 % Max
B) Individual Impurities (Chromatographic)
0.1 % Max