General information

Glycerine is a trivalent sugar alcohol that is present in all natural fats and plays a central role as an intermediate in various metabolic processes.

It can be obtained petrochemically, chemically and biotechnologically.

Our glycerine is a by-product of biodiesel production from vegetable oils, mainly from the agricultural cultivation of rapeseed and sunflower. Final production steps such as glycerol rectification at 160°C in high vacuum and regulation of colour and odour with activated carbon guarantee a high purity product suitable for food and pharmaceutical purposes.

Properties & advantages

Glycerine is a colourless, odourless, slightly viscous and hygroscopic liquid with a sweetish taste at room temperature.

Glycerine is used in food and beverages mainly because of its water-binding properties as a moisturizer but also as a sweetener. It is also used as animal feed.

Products & use

Art. No. 2316 Glycerine D 1.26 LQ/PQ - Glycerine content not less than 99,5 %, density at 20 °C 1,260 - 1,264 g/cm, purely vegetable.

Main fields of application are bakery products, meat products, dried fruits, chewing gum, confectionery, tobacco and cigarettes, pet food and animal feed.

Food Law Aspects & certifications

On purely vegetable basis of European origin, meets the requirements as a food additive E422, Halal, Kosher, free of GMO, both Donauchem and the manufacturer are HACCP and ISO 9001 certified.


Full truck loads, 1200 kg IBC containers, 60 kg balloons and 30 kg canisters
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