GPC’s ethyl alcohol products are sold worldwide for use in industrial applications demanding the highest degree of purity. Whether it’s a chemical intermediate to make an important pharmaceutical ingredient or a pristine solvent, having a pristine ethyl alcohol that yields fewer by-products is very important. Surfactants generally are high in viscosity, so ethanol provides a means of reducing their viscosity while increasing their hydroscopic properties. It further acts as a lower cost diluent in solvent blends.
Distilled white vinegar is made from dilute ethyl alcohol that is consumed by the acetobactor bacteria which exudes dilute acetic acid using fermentation derived ethyl alcohol to produce distilled vinegar that has an infinite number of end uses.
Most TTB related issues to denatured ethyl alcohol are listed in 27 CFR Part 20.
Industrial applications include:
- Liquid soaps
- Hand sanitizers
- Coatings (lacquers)
- Printing inks
- Liquid dishwashing detergents