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Glycerin is a versatile and highly valued ingredient in various industries, including art, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. As a natural humectant, glycerin is chief among moistening and plasticizing agents, particularly in aqueous mediums such as egg white, gelatin, and gum. By adding glycerin to glues, starches, and other substances, it becomes possible to create more flexible and durable products that resist cracking and drying out. Moreover, glycerin can be used to enhance the performance of watercolor paints, allowing them to stay wet and usable on the palette for a longer period.

Glycerin's unique properties make it an essential component in various applications. As a hygroscopic, trihydroxy alcohol, it has the ability to attract and retain moisture, which makes it an excellent emollient, lubricant, and emulsifying agent. Its solvent properties also make it an effective ingredient in the manufacture of many derivatives. With its sweet, syrupy liquid consistency, glycerin can be used to create a wide range of products, from pharmaceuticals and cosmetics to food and personal care items.

One of the most interesting aspects of glycerin is its rich history. The word "glycerin" comes from the Greek word "glykys," meaning sweet. In 1779, Swedish scientist K. W. Scheele first discovered glycerin in a hydrolysate of olive oil. Initially, glycerin was used in the manufacture of glue and cork, but its applications soon expanded to include the production of dye auxiliaries for textiles and ink. In 1867, A. B. Nobel used glycerin to manufacture dynamite, marking a significant turning point in the expansion of glycerin's uses.

Today, glycerin is derived from natural sources such as coconuts, oil palms, and other plant-based materials. Our glycerin, sourced from oil palms in Malaysia, is 99.74% pure and of the highest quality. We take pride in providing a premium product that meets the exacting standards of our customers. With its numerous applications and benefits, glycerin has become an indispensable ingredient in many industries.

When working with glycerin, it's essential to be aware of its susceptibility to oxidation into aldehydes and ketones. This can cause the material to turn yellow over time, which can be delayed by keeping the solution temperature low. Our experience has shown that the grade and source of glycerin make a significant difference in this degradation process. Vegetable-based glycerin, such as ours, contains less nitrogen and tends to delay the discoloration onset. By using a high-purity grade of glycerin, you can minimize the risk of yellowing and ensure optimal performance.

Our glycerin is a premium product that meets the highest standards of quality and purity. With its numerous applications and benefits, it's an essential ingredient for artists, manufacturers, and researchers alike. Whether you're looking to enhance the performance of your watercolor paints or create innovative products, our glycerin is the perfect choice. Trust us to provide you with a superior product that will meet your exacting requirements.
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