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Propylene Glycol

Propylene Glycol

Food grade Propylene Glycol is used in a plethora of products, everything from pharmaceuticals to snack foods. It finds long-standing uses in personal care, flavors and fragrances, feed applications, and many other food and pharmaceutical formulations.

The proprietary Archer Daniels Midland Glycols technology uses a catalytic process known as hydrogenolysis to readily convert glycerin into propylene glycol. ADM uses renewable and sustainable glycerol which is a byproduct in the production of biodiesel from vegetable oils. This glycerol is then cleaned and sold or used as an input in the production of propylene glycol. The process of changing glycerol to propylene glycol is a simple chemical reaction that uses no environmentally harmful chemicals and uses only water for solvent; thus minimizing risk of harm to the environment.

For direct food applications, propylene glycol is primarily used as a solvent and carrier for food flavoring formulations for processed foods, colors, anti-oxidants, enzymes, and emulsifiers. It is also often used as a processing agent to extract flavoring from natural materials like vanilla.

The advantages of using propylene glycol are the variances with respect as to how they are used.

  • As an emulsifier
  • As an excipient
  • To increase the boiling temperature
  • To decrease the freezing temperature

Propylene Glycol has been proven to be safe and has never proved to be a carcinogen in lab animals. It has been used safely for more than 50 years and is FDA and EPA approved.

For more information about out propylene glycol suppliers or other food grade chemical ingredients, we invite you to contact our sales team at TLC Ingredients.

Solutions for the Nutritional and Feed Industry

Nutrition, as we all know, is essential in daily life.  Good nutrition is something we all strive for and it is making headlines all over the world.  Manufacturers require the best quality ingredients in this ever-changing market and TLC™ Ingredients has partnered leaders in the industry to provide superior ingredients for the Nutritional and Feed Industry.  As market demand in the Nutritional Industry increases, TLC™ remains committed to offering each one of their clients top quality and ensures that each one of their ingredients meets or exceeds the industry standard.

As the Nutritional Industry expands into different markets, TLC™ stays ahead of the trends by providing ingredients to help manufacturers formulate products in the following areas:
NUTRITIONAL_INGREDIENTS

  • Nutritional Beverages
  • Nutraceutical Formulas
  • Nutritional Bars
  • Feed Additives

 

Key Ingredient Categories include:

  • Acidulants — Lactic, Citric, Acetic, Ascorbic, GDL, Phosphoric, Tartaric and pHase
  • Antifoams / Defoamers
  • Dairy Ingredients & Proteins
  • Free-flow Aids — Calcium Silicate
  • Emulsifiers — Lecithin, Mono & Diglycerides, Sorbitan Esters and Polysorbates
  • Enzymes
  • Gums / Thickeners — Xanthan, Carrageenan, Sodium Alginate
  • Humectants — Propylene Glycol, Glycerine and White Oils
  • Inulin and Dietary Fiber




  • Phosphates and Phosphate Blends
  • Preservatives and Antioxidants — Sorbic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium and Sodium Propionate
  • Process Aids and Additives — Sodium Citrate, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Sorbitol — Powder & 70% Solution
  • Sweeteners and Starches — Maltodextrin, Modified and Unmodified Starches, Corn Sweeteners, Sugar, Artificial Sweeteners, Sorbitol, Organic Agave
  • Vegetable Proteins — Pea Protein, Soy Protein
  • Vitamins, Minerals and Amino Acids
  • Products for “Clean Labels”: Sodium Reduction, PHO-free, Gluten-free, Allergen-free, Organic, etc.

Valued Supplier Partners

Archer Daniels Midland
ICL PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS
INGREDIENTS SOLUTIONS INC.
IVANHOE INDUSTRIES INC.
Jones Hamilton
Natural Soda, Inc.
PQ Corporation
Prayon Inc.

 

TLC is committed to providing the highest quality in environmentally friendly ingredients to all our customers. Manufacturers from every aspect of the Nutrition and Feed Industry trust in TLC to supply safe and quality ingredients for all their development needs.

We invite you to get in touch with us so we can talk about your Personal Care Product ingredient needs. Give us a call @ 815/723-9900 or use our contact us form.

Food Formulation Trends: Alternatives for a Changing Industry

Food formulation trends are just that; TRENDS. With the changing climate of consumers across the world, it is almost essential for food manufacturers to stay abreast of what foods are being targeted as unhealthy or healthy and then to modify their food formulations accordingly.

Some of the “hottest” trends that we are seeing today are:

  • Reduced Sodium Formulations
  • Foods that are considered “sustainable”
  • “Clean” or “Free-From….” Labeling

All of these consumer concerns then become your concerns. Changing the manufacturing process, replacing key ingredients that are accepted by consumers and sometimes just educating them about what the chemical ingredients truly are.

Reduced Sodium Formulations

Jones Hamilton, one of our key suppliers, has done studies that show a sodium reduction of 8% – 42% in end products when those products have been re-formulating with their acidulant, pHase. Because pHase enhances the flavor of salt, less sodium is actually used in the manufacturing process.

Contact us and let us tell you about very effective sodium-free phosphate salts for various applications.

“Clean Labeling”

One of our key suppliers of G. S. Dunn, has studies showing how their deactivated ground mustard can be used in place of phosphates or soy protein in meat and poultry products, while delivering significant cost savings.

Pea Proteins can be used in fat-free and low-fat formulations. We have suppliers for pea protein!

”Sustainable Ingredients”

You’ve heard it in the news on a daily basis for many years, “Sustainable Energy Sources” are needed. Not only is ADM’s Propylene Glycol bio-based as opposed to petroleum-based PG, the production process results in a 61% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), compared to petroleum-based PG.

As a food ingredient distributor, TLC™ is keenly aware of your every changing industry and we work with our key ingredient suppliers to develop specialized formulations to meet your needs. Contact us to help you develop a superior product to meet today’s consumer’s demands.

Solutions for the Personal Care Industry

The Personal Care Industry has seen major growth in the past few years.  The market for these products extends to every member of society worldwide and it is showing no signs of slowing down.   As more and more consumers demand purity and eco-friendly ingredients, manufacturers of natural body care products are turning to companies like TLC Ingredients to meet these demands.  TLC provides the highest quality ingredients for personal care products to continuously improve the performance of these products.   Through extensive research, TLC has partnered with the top chemical manufacturers to meet the ever-changing requirements of manufactures in this highly competitive market.  These ingredients are used in the following major personal care markets:

  • Hair Care
  • Skin Care
  • Oral Care / Dentifrice
  • Cosmetics

Key Ingredient Categories include:

  • Antifoams / Defoamers
  • Borates-Boric Acid, Borax
  • Chelants & Sequestrants – EDTA, Sodium Gluconate
  • Emulsifiers – Glycerol Esters, Lecithin, PEG Esters, Polysorbates, Sorbitan Esters
  • Fatty Acids and Alcohols
  • Glycerine
  • Humectants – Glycerine, Propylene, Glycol, Sodium Lactate, Sorbitol, White Mineral Oil
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • pH Adjusters – Acetic, Citric, Glycolic, Lactic, Caustic Soda & Amines
  • Phosphates and Phosphoric Acid
  • Preservatives
  • Propylene Glycol – Bio-based & Traditional
  • Silicone – Antifoams, Emulsions, Fluids
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Surfactants
  • Thikeners – Xanthan, Guar

Valued Supplier Partners

Archer Daniels Midland
Hawkins, Inc.
ICL PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS
Prayon Inc.
Akzo Nobel
IVANHOE INDUSTRIES INC.
Natural Soda, Inc.
PMP

 

TLC is committed to providing the highest quality in environmentally friendly ingredients to all our customers. Manufacturers from every aspect of the Personal Care Products Industry trust in TLC to supply safe and quality ingredients for all their development needs.

We invite you to get in touch with us so we can talk about your Personal Care Product ingredient needs. Give us a call @ 815/723-9900 or use our contact us form.

Sauces and Dressings – Quality Starts with Quality Ingredients

A great sauce can be the deciding factor as to whether a dish will be a success or failure. Either Hollandaise on fish or Béarnaise on Filet Mignon, the sauce is the finishing touch. Salad dressing is no different. Most people eat a salad for the dressing! Sauces and dressings start with a simple recipe, but producing it on a large scale requires proper formulation of ingredients and stabilizers.

At TLC, our ingredients provide you with highest quality compounds so each sauce and dressing have the correct viscosity so the sauces look attractive and remain fresh until it is consumed and the dressing consistently pours from its bottle without clumping. Picking one of the many polysaccharides available to increase viscosity is a daunting task. To make things even more complex, there are different properties between the gums and the starches on the market, so the functions of the polysaccharide must be considered.

TLC Ingredients understands that synergy exists between compounds and we are here to provide you with the proper assistance every step of the way.

We supply the best ingredients for customers making:

  • Savory Sauces
  • Fruit-Based Sauces
  • Salad Dressings
  • Marinades

TLC’s Third Party Audited Food Safety Program ensures the highest levels of food safety and security.

Some of our key food grade chemical and ingredient suppliers include:

Hawkins Food Ingredient Group

  • Lactates
  • Phosphates

Prayon

  • Phosphates
  • Phosphoric Acid

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)

  • Citric Acid
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Glycerin
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Corn Sweeteners

G.S. Dunn

  • Mustard: Seed, Whole Ground, Flour and Bran

TLC Ingredients can be the difference between a good sauce and a great sauce! Customers have come to rely on TLC to supply safe and quality ingredients for all their processing needs. As your food ingredient supplier, commitment to safety and quality is our number one priority. We are completely compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), as well as maintain an outstanding score during our AIB annual food safety audit.

We invite you to get in touch with us so we can talk about your Sauces and Dressing ingredient needs. Give us a call @ 815/723-9900 ask about how we can solve your toughest formulation problems.

Industrial Water Treatment Solutions

TLC Ingredients has partnered with the best chemical manufacturers to help our customers improve the performance of their products.  These partnerships, along with our superior service, allow us to provide an extensive product offering and be a top-notch supplier for our customers in the industrial water treatment industry.

We have a broad mix of high quality chemicals for customers making:

•Boiler and Cooling Tower Treatment Chemicals

•Pool & Spa Chemicals

•Closed Loop Heat Exchange Chemicals

•Corrosion Inhibitors

 

Our key Ingredient Categories Include:

 

•Acids — Citric, Glycolic, Sulfamic, Sodium Bisulfate

•Alkalis— Caustic Soda, Caustic Potash, Soda Ash

•Amines—Cyclohexylamine, DEAE, Ethanolamines, Morpholine

•Antifoams / Defoamers

•Borates—Boric Acid, Borax

•Chelating Agents—EDTA, etc.

•Enzymes

•Glycols (PG, EG, DEG), Glycerine & Glycol Ethers

•Hydrogen Peroxide

•Metasilicates and Sodium Silicates

•Nitrites and Nitrates

•Phosphates and Phosphoric Acid

•Phosphonates (HEDP, PBTC, ATMP, etc.) and Triazoles

•Sodium Bicarbonate

•Sodium Sulfite, Metabisulfite & Thiosulfate


Ask us about how we can help you solve your toughest formulation challenges including more

                                                             environmentally-friendly products.

 

Customers requiring Industrial Water Treatment chemicals have come to rely on TLC for safe and quality chemicals for all their water treatment needs.  As your Water Treatment chemicals supplier, commitment to service and quality is our number one priority.

We invite you to get in touch with us so we can assist you with all your Water Treatment chemical needs. Give us a call @ 815/723-9900 or use our contact us form.

Solutions For The Dairy Industry

As the demands on the Dairy Industry continue to focus on the quality and safety of the products produced, the need to source ingredients used from a supplier with the highest level of focus on Food Safety becomes paramount during the production process.

Food Safety continues to be the number one priority at TLC. TLC Ingredients has partnered with the best food ingredient manufacturers that help our Customers meet the growing consumer demand for high quality and safe Dairy products.

We supply the high quality ingredients for Customers making:

  • Processed Cheese
  • Dairy Powders and Proteins
  • Dairy Based Beverages
  • Dairy Based and Non-Dairy Toppings and Desserts
  • Dairy Industry Feed Additives and Cleaning Products

In addition to sourcing the best quality and safest ingredients for the Dairy Industry,
TLC’s Third Party Audited Food Safety Program ensures the highest levels of food safety and security.

Some of our key food grade chemical and ingredient suppliers include:

Hawkins Food Ingredient Group

  • Lactates
  • Phosphates

Prayon

  • Phosphates
  • Phosphoric Acid

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)

  • Citric Acid
  • Lactic Acid
  • Glycerine
  • Propylene Glycol (Bio-Based)
  • Corn Sweeteners
  • Xanthan Gum

ICL Performance Products

  • Phosphates
  • Phosphoric Acid

Ivanhoe Industries

  • Antifoams / Defoamers
  • Mono- and Di-glycerides / Glycerol Esters
  • Polysorbates

Customers from all aspects of the Dairy Industry rely on TLC for high quality ingredients for all their processing needs, while maintaining the strictest standards of Food Safety and Security. As your food ingredient supplier, our commitment to Food Safety and quality is our number one priority. We are compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and maintain an outstanding score on our annual AIB annual food safety audit.

We invite you to get in touch with us so we can talk about your Dairy Industry and Processing ingredient needs. Give us a call @ 815/723-9900 or use our contact us form.

Household Industrial and Institutional Cleaning Chemicals

We are proud that we’ve been able to provide household industrial and institutional (H I & I) cleaning chemicals to manufacturers all over the Upper Midwest.

With our portfolio of materials offered, TLC supplies key chemicals to those in the industry that manufacture soaps, detergents, acid & caustic based cleaners as well as hard-surface cleaners and disinfectants.

Working with our chemical suppliers we are able to solve your toughest formulation challenges as well. With an ever increasing demand for more environmentallyfriendlycleaners, this created challenges for manufacturers to produce quality alternative products; we are happy to and able to help you develop these formulas.

Some of our key HI & I suppliers include

AkzoNobel

  • Dissolvine ChelatingAgents

General Chemicals (now Chemtrade Chemicals)

  • Sodium Nitrite

ICL Performance Products

  • Phosphates
  • Phosphoric Acid

SQM

  • Sodium Nitrate
  • Potassium Nitrate

Natural Soda

  • Sodium Bicarbonate

Ivanhoe Industries

  • Defoamers / Anti-foams

TLC Ingredients is committed to continuous improvement in the chemical distribution industry’s responsible management of chemicals. We pledge to manage our business and ethical performance according to NACD’s Guiding Principles of Responsible Distribution.

We invite you to get in touch with us so we can talk about your household industrial and institutional cleaning chemical needs. Give us a call @ 815/723-9900 or use our contact us form.

Solutions for the Meat / Poultry Processing and Seasoning Industry

There are all kinds of concerns the meat processing and seasoning industry must contend with on a daily basis. Your supply chain should not be one of them.

TLC Ingredients has partnered with the top food ingredient manufacturers to aid food processing companies with formulating the best possible products to meet their Customers’ demands.

Customers making processed meats (such as sausages, bacon or lunch meat), seasoning blends, hams and other whole muscle meat and poultry products, count on TLC Ingredients to responsibly and responsively supply their food ingredients needs.

Some of our key food grade chemical and ingredient suppliers include:

Hawkins Food Ingredient Group

  • Lactates
  • Phosphates

Prayon

  • Phosphates
  • Phosphoric Acid

G S Dunn, Ltd.

  • Mustard, Ground
  • Mustard Flour
  • Mustard Seed
  • Mustard, Deactivated

Archer Daniels Midland Company (AMD)

  • Citric Acid
  • Lactic Acid
  • Glycerine
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Corn Sweeteners

ICL Performance Products

  • Phosphates
  • Phosphoric Acid

As your food ingredient distributor, you won’t have to worry about our commitment to food safety, when we are part of your supply chain. We are completely compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), as well as maintain an outstanding score during our AIB annual food safety audit.

We invite you to get in touch with us so we can talk about your meat processing ingredient needs. Give us a call @ 815/723-9900 or use our contact us form.