This section provides an overview for ethanol as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 20 ethanol manufacturers and their company rankings.
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Ethanol is a type of alcohol that has bactericidal and disinfectant properties and has broad inactivating effects against most viruses.
It is highly volatile and must be sealed in a container and stored in a cool, dark place.
Alcohol containing 60 wt% or more ethanol is classified as a Class 4 Hazardous Substance. In addition, even if the content is less than 60 wt%, liquids with flash points and combustion points lower than the 60 wt% ethanol aqueous solution fall under Category 4 flammable liquids.
Ethanol is classified into synthetic ethanol and fermented ethanol according to raw materials and production methods.
Ethanol is commonly used as a raw material in the chemical industry.
In cosmetics, it is used in shampoos and lotions.
In pharmaceuticals, it is also used to disinfect skin and surgical sites, and to clean and disinfect medical instruments.
In addition, "anhydrous ethanol," with ethanol concentration of 99.5% or higher, is sold at drugstores as a cleaning detergent, and can be purchased and used by ordinary consumers.
*Including some distributors, etc.
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G.J. Chemical is a family-owned company based in Newark, New Jersey. G.J. Chemical serves chemical distributors, laboratories, and a variety of end users with high purity chemical products and custom services. G.J. Chemical capabilities include testing, bulk storage, custom blending, liquid bulk handling, and purifying. G.J. Chemical’s chemical products include reagents, acrylate monomers, hand sanitizers, and isopropyl alcohol. These are made to USP, FCC, Reagent ACS, military grade, and other standards.
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