What you need to know about propylene glycol antifreeze choices::: Not all are poly organic acid technology. Not all are compatible with OAT and HOAT antifreeze. Not all are compatible with diesel and ethylene glycol antifreeze formulations. Not all are engine block compatible. Not all are silicate free and phosphate free. Not all stop leaks and seal hairline cracks by adhering to metal. Not all make it possible for you to not add coolant additives. Not all make it possible for you to discontinue charging your cooling systems. Summary….
Not all propylene glycol antifreeze will stack up for outstanding protection…
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AMSOIL Propylene Glycol Antifreeze – A Biodegradable Wonder
Beats Conventional Antifreeze In Performance and Protection
What you need to know about biodegradable, non toxic antifreeze::: When first manufactured, propylene glycol antifreeze was touted as non toxic. But the additives that make the base ingredient of propylene glycol into a coolant can be toxic. Therefore, after several years with nontoxic antifreeze being propylene glycol, the EPA and FDA have ruled companies must refer to their antifreeze as “essentially non-toxic” or “low toxicity” therefore the labeling and marketing changed. Still, here is a superior quality propylene glycol antifreeze.
AMSOIL Propylene Glycol Antifreeze & Engine Coolant is extremely low toxicity compared to the extremely high toxicity of ethylene glycol. It is allowed to be labeled “non-toxic antifreeze”. Propylene glycol antifreeze is increasing in popularity due to the low toxicity and because many hybrid antifreeze brands are including it in their formulations. Besides vehicles, RVs, powersport and motorcycle winterizing, propylene glycol antifreeze is used in food processing and water pipes in homes and swimming pools.
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- Not all propylene glycol antifreeze will stack up for outstanding protection…
- AMSOIL Propylene Glycol Antifreeze – A Biodegradable Wonder
- Beats Conventional Antifreeze In Performance and Protection
- AMSOIL Antifreeze is propylene glycol based.
- AMSOIL Propylene Glycol Biodegradable Antifreeze by definition.
- Propylene Glycol Biodegradable Antifreeze Is Low Toxicity
- Recycled Propylene Glycol Antifreeze
- Recycled antifreeze is a choice for disposal and reuse of antifreeze – but not all that green and definitely not safe.
- The safe propylene glycol antifreeze
- Confusion about non toxic antifreeze
- MSDS information and cautions
- Uses for Propylene Glycol Antifreeze
- Expectations when you choose AMSOIL Antifreeze.
- Additives to propylene glycol antifreeze
- The future of biodegradable propylene glycol antifreeze
- Bruce and Diane Adams, Independent AMSOIL Direct Dealers
AMSOIL Propylene Glycol Antifreeze contains 1, 2 Propanediol. Synonyms: Monopropylene glycol. This was added to antifreeze formulations in Sweden when the country ruled against further use of ethylene glycol in antifreeze. Though still a toxicity that rates on the MSDS sheet for AMSOIL Antifreeze, the 1, 2 Propanediol is substantially lower toxicity. The hygroscopic properties are used in food as a humectant and preservative, it is an approved additive in foods and used in bakery goods. In personal care and cosmetics, the softening and humectant properties are utilized. Also 1,2-propanediol is used as a solvent in pharmaceutical preparations containing some water-soluble ingredients. The substance is used as a plasticizer in materials that come into contact with food and as a lubricant for food machinery. While highly controversial for the organic among us, for a safe, environmentally-friendly, low tox antifreeze that is not poison, propylene glycol is the best choice.
AMSOIL Propylene Glycol Biodegradable Antifreeze by definition.
Poly Organic Acid Technology (POAT) is advanced antifreeze technology. AMSOIL Antifreeze is POAT. AMSOIL Antifreeze contains a proprietary poly organic acid technology. It eliminates the need for supplemental coolant additives and recharging cooling systems. AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant provides extended service life in all gasoline and diesel vehicles. It can be used for five years or 150,000 miles in passenger cars, light-duty trucks, vans and recreational vehicles. AMSOIL POAT lasts six years or 600,000 miles in over-the-road diesel trucks. POAT is also for motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles and closed marine applications. Note, AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant lasts longer than conventional products.
Propylene Glycol Biodegradable Antifreeze Is Low Toxicity
Since the ethylene glycol is not used, AMSOIL antifreeze is safer for the environment, wildlife, pets, children and you. It is biodegradable. Still, just like any propylene glycol antifreeze, you will want to dispose of properly and not allow into waterways.
Recycled Propylene Glycol Antifreeze
Unless a private processing unit is used for recycling the propylene glycol antifreeze, the highest chance is it will be processed with standard discards of ethylene glycol antifreeze. Beware recycled antifreeze, if it was propylene glycol before recycling but was processed with ethylene glycol antifreeze, now it is ethylene glycol and highly toxic. Ethylene glycol antifreeze, recycled or not, is not safe antifreeze and cannot be considered a non-poisonous engine coolant.
Recycled antifreeze is a choice for disposal and reuse of antifreeze – but not all that green and definitely not safe.
Sometimes a company markets their antifreeze as environmentally friendly because it has developed an ethylene glycol recycled antifreeze. Wrong. There is more to consider to be even close to environmentally-friendly and market a safe antifreeze. Recycled ethylene glycol antifreeze may be a little bit green because there is no disposal issue, in fact recycling offers a solution to antifreeze disposal, so the recycled antifreeze is environmentally-friendly antifreeze.
The safe propylene glycol antifreeze
Propylene Glycol NEEDED in Formulation — Because of propylene glycol in the formulation, a true biodegradable, environmentally-friendly, low toxicity antifreeze is by far, extremely less toxic than conventional ethylene glycol-based antifreeze. Therefore, it is safer to pets, people, wildlife, the land, water sources. In cases of misuse, careless storage, spills, leaks, boil-overs and careless disposal, antifreeze can pollute the environment, destroy water sources, kill children, pets and wildlife.
Confusion about non toxic antifreeze
Isn’t propylene glycol antifreeze biodegradable and therefore non toxic?
Though controversial with organic consumers, the FDA does allow propylene glycol as an ingredient in processed foods. The confusion on propylene glycol comes with these food products. Since propylene glycol is considered safe enough for food products and cosmetics by the FDA, one would think. But not really. Even though propylene glycol is used as a preservative in coffee beans, even though it is an ingredient in dog food to create the soft consistency, even though it is an ingredient in most make-ups because it holds moisture too. In pure form, propylene glycol is considered quite safe and is very biodegradable. We won’t go into the organic politics of what propylene glycol can mean to consumers. Suffice to say, what customers want, they are looking right at. But it is confusing because no one can say that they are selling a “non toxic antifreeze” and that is what the consumer wants.
MSDS information and cautions
The generation of waste should be avoided or minimized wherever possible. This material and its container must be disposed of in a safe way. Avoid dispersal of spilled material and runoff and contact with soil, waterways, drains and sewers. Empty containers or liners may retain some product residues. Dispose of surplus and nonrecyclable products via a licensed waste disposal contractor.
Waste disposal Section 13. Disposal considerations. Disposal should be in accordance with applicable regional, national and local laws and regulations.
Uses for Propylene Glycol Antifreeze
Safe, Universal Propylene Glycol Antifreeze. Formulated to provide benefits beyond those found in today’s conventional antifreeze and coolant products. This revolutionary formulation provides maximum antifreeze and cooling protection in the most extreme temperatures and operating conditions. For heavy duty and standard vehicles, RVs, motorcycles, power sport equipment, some closed marine. Also for food processing, waterlines, home winterizing.
Expectations when you choose AMSOIL Antifreeze.
Eliminates the need for supplemental coolant additives and recharging cooling systems. Provides extended service life in all gasoline and
diesel vehicles. It can be used for five years or 150,000 miles in passenger cars, light-duty trucks, vans and recreational vehicles. It lasts six years or 600,000 miles in over-the-road diesel trucks. Also good for motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles and closed marine applications. AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant lasts longer than conventional products.
AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant is dyed neutral yellow and is compatible with all ethylene and propylene antifreeze and coolant formulations on the market, including DEX-Cool®, Sierra® and Zerex®. It is also compatible with fully formulated diesel antifreeze and other organic acid technology (OAT) and hybrid organic acid technology (HOAT) formulations.
STOPS LEAKS Adheres to metal. It self-seals hairline cracks in welds and seams to help prevent leaks, without additional stop-leak products or fibrous materials. ALUMINUM ENGINE BLOCK COMPATIBLE Independent tests reveal AMSOIL Propylene Glycol Antifreeze & Engine Coolant surpassed standards for metallic corrosion. It plates metal to protect even when exposed to acids and salt spray. Standard allowances for loss in aluminum and solder are less than 60 mg. Lost 0 mg in aluminum and less than 6 mg in solder. Standards for iron, steel, copper and brass allow a maximum loss of less than 20 mg. AMSOIL Propylene Glycol Antifreeze & Engine Coolant never exceeded a 3 mg loss in any of those metals in a testing period that was run for 10 weeks, three weeks longer than required tests.
Additives to propylene glycol antifreeze
Propylene glycol oxidizes when exposed to air and heat, forming lactic acid, creating corrosion, also bacteria and biological fouling. With propylene glycol antifreeze types, pH buffering agents are added to propylene glycol, to prevent acidic corrosion of metal components. AMSOIL antifreeze eliminates the need for supplemental coolant additives and recharging cooling systems.
The future of biodegradable propylene glycol antifreeze
Due to the hydrogenolysis technology by Archer Daniels Midland Company, (ADM) propylene glycol (PG) is on its way to becoming a green chemical. PG was traditionally produced from petroleum-derived propylene oxide. However, ADM developed the proprietary glycols technology to use the catalytic process — hydrogenolysis — converting glycerin and sorbitol into propylene glycol. Products as the result of hydrogenolysis include propylene glycol and water. ADM’s separation technology meets industrial standards and United States Pharmacopeia (USP) excipient grades, therefore there is now a sustainable propylene glycol. The times are changing and a sustainable propylene glycol antifreeze is a welcome change.
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