1,3 Butylene Glycol is used as a multifunctional Emollient and Humectant. It is widely used in Skin-Care and Haircare Formulations and other Personal Care applications such as Cosmetic Face Masks.
1,3 Butylene Glycol is used as an intermediate for the manufacture of polyester plasticisers and unsaturated polyester resins and polyurethane paints.
In heavy duty brake-fluid formulations, gelling agent for gelatin and similar proteins, humectant for cellophane, tobacco, unsaturated polyester resins and resins for polyurethane paints, Alkyd resin paints and wetting agent in inks.
Stabilizer for pharmaceuticals.
As an intermediate for the manufacture of polyester plasticizers.
Solvent in the fragrance industry.
In the food and beverage industry, it is used as an additive and has antimicrobial properties and is also used as an additive in packaging of foods and beverages.