Like ethylene glycol, propylene glycol lowers the freezing point of water by interfering with the growth of ice crystals, which is why it is used in antifreeze.Glycol is an organic chemical molecule from the family of alcohols. The glycol molecule, which is another name for diol, has two hydroxyl groups connected to various carbon atoms. The chemical family of alcohols includes glycols.
Despite having numerous uses in a wide range of industries, such as in the production of resins, inks, and polyethylene terephthalate (ethylene glycol) and cosmetics and preservatives (propylene glycol), both substances are frequently used in antifreeze and coolant mixtures.
The degree of toxicity is the primary distinction between ethylene and propylene glycol. Propylene glycol has a very low toxicity, which is why it is also present in cosmetics and personal care items, whereas ethylene glycol is deadly and needs to be treated carefully to minimise exposure to humans and animals.
Ethylene glycol has a lot of advantages over propylene glycol, especially in closed loop systems where there is little chance of contact with food.
For instance, ethylene glycol is far more successful at preventing freeze point depression, hence more propylene glycol would be needed to keep the same freeze point as ethylene. Additionally, ethylene glycol has superior heat transmission capabilities because of its decreased viscosity.
Depending on the application at hand and the possibility of unintentional contact with food, drinkable water, or human ingestion, propylene or ethylene glycol may be used.
Propylene glycol, for instance, is used in the de-icing of airplanes to both remove ice and other contaminants from the aircraft as well as to actively prevent the formation of snow and ice during the winter during times of heavy snowfall. Several antifreeze products sold in supermarkets also include it. While ethylene glycol would be applied in controlled industrial settings and closed systems.
The Global EV Propylene glycol coolant Market accounted for $XX Billion in 2022 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2023 to 2030.
There are now two formulations of ethylene glycol antifreeze and engine coolant available from AMSOIL, one for heavy-duty applications and the other for passenger cars and light trucks. These products work in tandem with the newly reformulated AMSOIL Propylene Glycol Antifreeze & Coolant to provide unmatched cooling system protection for almost any application.
Even in high temperatures and operating circumstances, AMSOIL Ethylene Glycol Antifreeze & Engine Coolants offer outstanding protection against metallic corrosion and erosion pitting.Both provide outstanding corrosion protection for solder alloys, cast iron, copper, brass, steel, aluminium, and other metals.
AMSOIL Ethylene Glycol Antifreeze & Coolants are created with a poly-organic acid formulation, which essentially eliminates scaling issues.Since it has been revamped, AMSOIL Propylene Glycol Antifreeze & Engine Coolant offers many of the advantages of the Ethylene Glycol formulation in a low-toxicity, biodegradable choice.
For those seeking a safer option around kids, pets, animals, and the environment, this makes it a great option. It is possible to blend the concentrated AMSOIL Propylene Glycol Antifreeze & Engine Coolant to specific ratios.
In both gasoline and diesel cars, AMSOIL’s antifreeze and engine coolants are intended to provide longer service life.
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