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Polyethylene Oxide CAS 68441-17-8

Molecular Formula: C51H102O21Si2

Formula Weight: 0

ZSpharmac: Polyethylene Oxide Supplier

Product Name: Polyethylene Oxide
CAS No: 68441-17-8
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:Polyethylene Oxide
Other Names:Polyethylene, Oxidized
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:Light Yellow Powder
EINECS No.:614-498-8
Provide:Polyethylene Oxide MSDS;
Polyethylene Oxide COA

What is Polyethylene Oxide?

A straight high polymer developed by ring-opening polymerization of ethylene oxide (EO), a water-soluble polymer with crystallinity and also thermoplasticity. Those with a loved one molecular mass of 200 to 20,000 are called polyethylene glycol (PEG), and those with a loved one molecular mass of more than 100,000 are called polyethylene oxide (PEO). PEO is a white powder with a softening point of 65-67 ° C as well as an embrittlement factor of -55 ° C. It has the features of great water solubility, low poisoning, as well as very easy handling and also molding.
As a high value-added item, Polyethylene Oxide has a broad application and growth prospect. Its financial advantages are substantial, and the growth of polyethylene oxide can be made use of in various sectors such as fabrics, papermaking, and also movie, and its application as well as development leads are really wide.

Polyethylene Oxide Property

Melting point 87-140 °C
density 0.93 g/mL at 25 °C
Fp >254℃


Applications of Polyethylene Oxide

1. Film
Polyethylene oxide has extremely little poisoning as well as additionally pseudoplasticity. Its solubility can be taken advantage of to prepare soluble flick, which has unique benefits. It can be utilized for farming seed belts. Next off, the water in the dust liquifies the movie as well as also the seeds start to grow. Additionally, cross-linked polyethylene oxide can absorb almost 100 times its own weight of water, which appropriates for the dirt origins of plants to retain water and likewise enhance the plant’s anti-aging capacity. Mixing polyethylene oxide with various other materials can be made use of to make plastic product packaging. As a degradable plastic, it is an environment-friendly product along with is of wonderful worth to environmental management.

2. Paper filler retention agent and also water-soluble paper responded to printing adhesive
In wood pulp papermaking, it is generally required to include fillers to make the paper white as well as non-reflective, yet in the manufacturing procedure, there will certainly be a considerable loss of charge fibers of fillers. In order to avoid this situation, 0.03 Kg/ The polyethylene oxide of t can substantially decrease the loss, in addition to, as a flocculant, polyethylene oxide has a synergistic outcome, which can improve the retention rate of fillers, pigments as well as fibers and also increase the drainpipe cost. The choice of 1% to 5% emphasis of polyethylene oxide is really thick, and likewise the thickness goes away after drying. It can be made use of as a glue for paper rolls, making use of polyethylene oxide with a molecular weight of 400,000-500,000, which can open the paper roll without tearing the paper.

3. Textile Auxiliaries
High molecular weight polyoxyethylene ether has countless functions such as bonding, distributing, flocculation as well as also expanding, and so on. It can be taken advantage of in fabric pulp, thickener, and so on, and additionally has really been generally taken advantage of in the textile industry.

4. Thickener
Polyethylene oxide has a high viscosity along with can be made use of in adhesives. High-molecular-weight polyethylene oxide has a strong thickening ability as well as can be made use of as a cleansing additive. It can improve thickness and also create a soft and also smooth experience. It can be made use of in cleansing representatives. Touching the surface to be cleansed, the cleansing outcome is improved, along with the application impact of polyethylene oxide with high molecular weight and also narrow molecular distribution is much better.

5. Utilized as an additive in cleaning agents as well as likewise cosmetics
Including polyethylene oxide product to synthetic strip cleaning agent can increase lubricity and softness, the outcome is incredibly apparent, along with its lubricity can exceed that of soap. Adding polyoxyethylene to fluid cleaner can not just improve foam stability, boost hand sensation, yet additionally increase the size of cleansing representative fluid. Consisting of polyethylene oxide material to toothpaste, reducing items, creams, creams as well as other appeal cosmetics as well as also shampoos can raise the harmony of these products as well as likewise improve their lubricity.

6. Water phase drag reducer
The circulation of water in the pipeline goes through vibrant resistance, which can be converted into the tension loss of the fluid in the pipeline in addition to the frictional resistance of the water against the pipeline area. High-molecular-weight polyethylene oxide is one of one of the most efficient polymer for minimizing fluid stormy frictional resistance. Its resistance decrease price is greater than that of polyacrylamide as well as guar gum. A percentage of PEO in rough water circulation can make the inner anxiety of the liquid And also the influence force ends up being larger, reducing the disturbance of the water circulation. It has actually currently been put on fire-fighting pipes systems in global countries, as well as likewise the quick water additive VCAR of United Carbon Chemical Company has actually been marketed in the 1970s.

A portion of PEO [( 30 ~ 100)× 10-6] can minimize the frictional resistance of water travelling through the fire pipe by more than 80%, double the variety of water, as well as transport about 60% more water with the basic typical dimension (6.35 centimeters) fire tube pipeline. If this additive is utilized in the fire snuffing out process, it can not just improve the fire extinguishing performance and likewise lessen the financial loss caused by the fire, however also ensure the individual protection of firemens due to the improved range.

This additive is a semi-fluid slim blend, which is PEO with a molecular weight greater than 500,000 (preferably 1 million to 12 million) and additionally a hoover density of (1.15 to 1.26)× 103 m3/kg, in addition to an inert company. Mix as well as also add a percentage of thickener to prepare. The carrier used is a mix of two miscible fluids or a solution of one strong liquified in one more liquid. This service is a non-solvent for PEO, however it is conveniently miscible with water; the thickener does not blend with polyethylene oxide To respond with the provider, silica gel is usually used, and also the dosage is 0-3.5% of the full weight of the additive.

In addition, utilizing this attribute of PEO, including a percent of this material (around 200 × 10-6) into the sewage system pipe can elevate the sewer flow price by 50% to 100%, and likewise enhance the drain ability of the sewage pipeline. When the pipe is seriously overloaded, consisting of high molecular weight PEO to the sewage system in the form of dry powder can make the drain pipeline still experienced when the whole lots is likewise huge.

The Main Properties of Polyethylene Oxide

1. Physical properties
1.1 Solubility

Polyethylene oxide is completely soluble in water, and its aqueous solution is neutral or slightly alkaline. High-molecular-weight polyethylene oxide can be mixed with water in any proportion at room temperature, and it becomes a viscous solution when its concentration is low. As the concentration increased, the solution gradually changed from gel-like to rubbery-elastic.

1.2 Viscosity of aqueous solution

The viscosity of polyethylene oxide aqueous solution is not only related to the molecular weight of the polymer and the concentration of the solution, but also related to the temperature of the solution, the shear rate, the concentration of the added inorganic salt, etc. The viscosity of the solution decreases as the temperature increases. For polyethylene oxide with a molecular weight of 100,000 to 5 million, when the temperature of the solution increases from 10°C to 90°C, the viscosity of the solution can be reduced by an order of magnitude. Due to the non-Newtonian nature of the aqueous solution, the viscosity of the solution decreases with the increase of the shear rate. Adding inorganic salts will decrease the dissolution temperature of polyethylene oxide and the viscosity of its solution, and the extent of the decrease is related to the type and concentration of the salt.

1.3 Cohesion

Aqueous solutions of high molecular weight polyethylene oxide, even if the concentration is less than 0.1%, show great dragging properties, and have coagulation properties for suspensions containing various fine substances. The greater the molecular weight, the greater the cohesion.

2. Chemical association
Although polyethylene oxide has good chemical stability, due to the unshared electron pair on the ether oxygen atom in the long chain of the polymer, it has a strong hydrogen bond affinity, and can form with some electron acceptor monomers or polymers. complexes. Compounds that can form associations with polyethylene oxide include maleic acid, acrylic acid, tannic acid, polyacrylic acid, polymethacrylic acid, copolymers of maleic acid and acrylic acid, naphthol and phenolic compounds, urea and thiourea wait.

3. Oxidative degradability
High molecular weight polyethylene oxide is sensitive to oxidative degradation during thermoplastic processing or when formulated into aqueous solutions. In thermoplastic processing, the melt viscosity decreases rapidly with the increase of temperature and the extension of time; the viscosity of aqueous solution at room temperature decreases with the increase of storage time, which are all caused by oxidative degradation. The presence of trace chlorine, peroxide, permanganate, persulfate and some transition metal ions (such as Cu + , Cu 2+ , Fe 3+ and Ni 2+ ) will accelerate the rate of oxidative degradation.

In order to inhibit oxidative degradation, some stabilizers are usually added in thermoplastic processing or aqueous solutions. For example, addition of phenothiazine, butylated hydroxytoluene or butylated anisole at 0.01 % -0.5% by weight of the polymer is effective. Adding 5%-10% (weight) of anhydrous isopropanol, ethanol, ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, etc. to the aqueous solution can reduce the rate of oxidative degradation. Divalent manganese ions (Mn2+) at a concentration of 10-5% -10-2% (weight) in aqueous solution are also effective stabilizers. However, if there is no oxidizing agent in its aqueous solution and it is used in neutral or weakly alkaline places, the solution will be stable in a short period of time (1 day), and the viscosity of the solution will not change basically.

Advantages of Using Polyethylene Oxide

1. Since both the water coating process and glass tube cleaning work use water, the cleaning and drying of glass tubes in the production process of fluorescent lamps, the coating of phosphor layers and their drying can be combined on one washing-drying-coating combined machine to quickly Finish. This not only makes the production process compact and improves the production efficiency, but also reduces the breakage rate of the glass tube due to the reduction of the number and process of loading, unloading and transfer.

2. The water coating process using PEO as the adhesive is not affected by the environment and temperature, and the production is stable.

3. The phosphor water coating using PEO as binder can increase the viscosity of phosphor paste by about 3 times, and it does not contain impurities. The prepared phosphor paste does not produce air bubbles and will not deteriorate during long-term storage.

4. The use of PEO can improve the phosphor paste preparation process and phosphor layer coating process, which can reduce the thickness difference of the phosphor layer at both ends of the fluorescent tube to less than 5%, that is, if the light transmission current at the upper end (thin end) is 100μA, Then the light transmission current at the lower end (thick end) is greater than 95μA.

5. The phosphor water coating using PEO as the adhesive can make the phosphor layer uniform and dense (delicate), without bright spots, streaks (black and white prints) and pinholes and other defects, and can make the fluorescent lamps in the production process The powder removal rate is below 1%, and the luminous flux and lumen maintenance rate of the lamp are not inferior to the best level of the organic solvent powder coating process.

6. The water slurry powder coating method is to use deionized water (or distilled water) instead of traditional butyl acetate as a solvent, and use water-soluble high-molecular polymers instead of traditional nitrocellulose as a binder to prepare fluorescent powder. Suspension to coat the method of phosphor layer. For the rare earth tri-based toner, non-ionic high molecular polymer-polyethylene oxide is used as a temporary binder in the water slurry powder coating process. The binder decomposes at a low temperature and begins to decompose at 2000°C. After reaching the decomposition temperature, it decomposes from the polymer to monomers, and these monomers run away in a gaseous state. Therefore, the use of polyethylene oxide as a temporary binder can ensure that the formed glass tube is completely baked out of the binder during the tube baking stage, and the glass tube is not deformed, which prevents the formation of a black light-absorbing film layer on the phosphor layer. .

About Products:
If you need Polyethylene Oxide as a cosmetic raw material, please contact our service staff directly, and we will provide you with high-quality products at the best price.
As an experienced Polyethylene Oxide manufacturer and supplier, ZSpharmac will provide Polyethylene Oxide raw materials for customers all over the world for a long time.
Over the years, the company has been adhering to the spirit of “integrity management, strict quality control, customer first”, and has won unanimous praise from domestic and foreign customers.

Company Profile and Corporate Culture

Company Profile:

ZhiShang Chemical is owned by ZhiShang Group is a professional new-type chemicals enterprise combined into research and development, production and sales .

The company’s competitive product is pharmaceutical raw materials and intermediates (especially carbohydrate derivatives Series), In recent years, the company has made a major breakthrough in food and feed additives, plant extraction, industrial chemicals industry .

The company insists on the spirit of “sincere management, strict quality control, customer as god” , get consistent high praise from customers at home and abroad.

Corporate Culture:

Help China Chemicals to benefit the happiness of human life
Become the most trusted chemical supplier in the world
Striver – oriented, enrich employees, customer first, deep service, seek development
Be prepared for danger in times of peace, forge ahead actively, unity and cooperation, and be brave to fight

About Us

The production base is located in Zhangqiu chemical industry park and Tai’an high-tech chemical industry park. laboratory and workshop in strict accordance with the GMP standard and the product fit national ISO9001 and ISO2000 standards.

“Zhishang” products are exported to Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa area, so as to establish a long-term and stable cooperation relationship with customer in the world.

Company Info
  • Business Type: Manufacturer
  • Product Range: Cosmetic raw materials
  • Products/Service:Cosmetic raw materials (flavors and fragrances,antioxidant products, moisturizing and hydrating, whitening agents, cosmetic additives)
  • Total Employees: 51~100
  • Capital (Million US $): 10000000RMB
  • Year Established: 2016
Production Capacity
  • No. of Production Lines : 8
  • No. of QC Staff : 5 -10 People
  • OEM Services Provided : yes
  • Factory Size (Sq.meters) : 3,000-5,000 square meters
  • Certificate: ISO9001 , CE , GMP , API , MSDS
  • Factory Location : Diao Town Industry Park, Zhangqiu City, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China.


Pre-Sales Service

* Prompt reply and 24 hours online, professional team to provide best price and high quality product.

* Sample testing support.

* Every batch of products will be tested to ensureits quality.

*The packing also can be according the customers` requirment.

*Any inquiries will be replied within 24 hours.

*we provide Commerical Invoice, Packing List, Bill of loading, COA , Health certificate and Origin certificate. If your markets have any special requirements, let us know.


After-Sales Service

*The fact of logistics information monitoring.

* Any questions about the product can be consulted at any time.

*Product has any problem can return.


Do you accept sample order?

We will make samples before mass production, and after sample approved, we’ll begin mass production. Doing 100% inspection during production, then do random inspection before packing.



You can get free samples for some products,you only need to pay the shipping cost or arrange a courier to us and take the samples. You can send us your product specifications and requests,we will manufacture the products according to your requests.

What’s your MOQ?

Our MOQ is 1kg. But usually we accept less quantity such as 100g on the condition that sample charge is 100% paid.

Do you supply product report?

Yes. We’ll give you product analysis report before shipping.

  Is there a discount?

Different quantity has different discount.


1. ≤50kg, Express delivery recommended, usually called as DDU service;

2. ≤500kg, Air shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

3. >500kg, sea shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

4. For high value products, please select air shipping and express delivery for safe.

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