Monopropylene Glycol

Monopropylene Glycol (MPG) is the largest volume propylene glycol. MPG is a colourless, viscous, odourless liquid and made from Propylene Oxide.


HELM is an established global distributor of MPG and successfully markets MPG for a number of well-known producers.

HELM US has achieved strong growth in MPG sales over the past few years and is a well-established supplier to the US market. HELM predominantly markets biobased technical grade propylene glycol (PGI) and biobased food grade propylene glycol (USP), non-biobased PGI and USP are also part of HELM’s product portfolio. In addition to a high level of flexibility in terms of volumes and lead times, HELM US also offers its partners consistent product availability and valuable market information. Custom-made supply models allow HELM US to service customer’s needs in the best way possible.

Examples of applications

Monopropylene glycol (MPG) is used in a wide range of industries because of its physical properties, its low freezing point and low toxicity. The main fields of application for technical grade MPG are polyester resins used for example in the automotive and shipbuilding industry. Other technical fields of applications include laundry detergents and antifreeze products, where MPG is used due to the fact that it is non-toxic. The main fields of application for food grade MPG are in the cosmetics industry, where it is used as a moisture regulator, and the flavor industry. Food grade MPG accounts for approx. 43% of total consumption worldwide.


  • Bulk in seagoing vessels / barges
  • Bulk in rail tank cars
  • Bulk in tank trucks
  • Bulk in iso tank containers
  • In drums or totes


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