a. In the food industry In food and beverages, glycerine is used as a humectant, sweeteners, preservatives. It is also used as a filler in low-fat products such as cakes. Glycerine and water are used to preserve some kind of leaf. Glycerine has a sweet taste similar to sucrose, however it does not raise blood sugar and does not cause tooth decay. So, the dieter can use it in place of sugar. Glycerine is used as emulsifier, like polyglycerol in the production of fats and margarine
b. Applications in the pharmaceutical and personal care Glycerine is also used in medical, pharmaceutical and personal care. It is primarily used as a lubricant and moisturizer. It is also used in the allergic immune response, cough syrup, toothpaste, mouthwashes, skin care products, shaving cream, hair care products, soaps. Glycerine is an essential component of soap for sensitive skin person,prone to allergies because it has the moisturizing properties against dry skin. Glycerine is also used in laxative drugs to stimulate the anal mucosa and effect hyperomotic. It is also used in a number of drugs to against tightness in the chest.
d. Chemical intermediate Glycerine is used to produce nitroglycerin, or glycerol trinitrate (GTN) is an essential ingredient of smokeless gunpowder and other explosives some GNT