Propylene Oxide

Propylene Oxide is a versatile and effective fumigant to reduce microbiological spoilage and control stored product insects in nuts, spices, cocoa, and certain other items. It enables a reduction in bacterial load of typically 5 log or more on these commodities without the use of high heat or moisture, providing efficacy without affecting the sensory qualities of food products as can happen with other microbial reduction methods.  

Propylene Oxide is also a useful and versatile intermediate for the production of various materials, including polyurethanes, surfactants, paints, adhesives, and propylene glycol antifreeze. Propylene Oxide is also used for the modification of starch.

Balchem Performance Gases ships packaged Propylene Oxide worldwide in specially designed returnable, reusable drum and cylinder packaging to ensure adherence to the highest safety and quality standards. Every shipment is monitored and tracked to ensure safe, dependable and on-time delivery.


Product Resources

Explore our Safety Data Sheets and Product Data Sheets for all of our products available in each world area.

Propylene Oxide Packaging Availability – Americas

Below is Propylene Oxide packaging available in the Americas. Please contact us if you have any questions about packaging specifications or availability.

DOT 4BW240 Cylinder

Material: Carbon Steel
Water Capacity: 120 gal
Ht: 60″,  Dia: 30″
Working Pressure: 240 psi
Net Wt: 785 lbs
Tare Wt: 360 lbs

UN 1A1 Drum (Flat base)

Material: Stainless Steel
Water Capacity: 61 gal
Ht: 43″,  Dia: 26″
Working Pressure:200 psi
Net Wt: 400 lbs (EO) /380 lbs (PO)
Tare Wt: 270 lbs

DOT 4BW240 Cylinder

Material: Carbon Steel
Water Capacity: 57 gal
Ht: 43″,  Dia: 24″
Working Pressure: 240 psi
Net Wt: 375 lbs
Tare Wt: 160 lbs

DOT 4BW260 Cylinder

Material: Carbon Steel
Water Capacity: 29 gal
Ht: 49″,   Dia: 15″
Working Pressure: 260 psi
Net Wt: 175 lbs (EO & PO)
Tare Wt: 80 lbs

DOT SP 12531 & 4884 Cylinder

Material: Stainless Steel
Water Capacity: 4.1 gal
Ht: 24″,  Dia: 9″
Working Pressure: 240 psi
Net Wt: 20 lbs (EO & PO)
Tare Wt: 21 lbs

Propylene Oxide Packaging Availability – Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, South America

Below is Propylene Oxide packaging available in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and South America. Please contact us if you have any questions about packaging specifications or availability. 

05 Liter Cylinders – High Pressure

Material: Aluminium
Water Capacity: 5 Liters
Ht: 580 mm
Dia: 140 mm
Test Pressure: 300 bar
Tare Wt: 9 kg

26,2 Liter Cylinders – Low Pressure

Material: Aluminium
Water Capacity: 26,2 liters
Ht: 610 mm
Dia: 300 mm
Test Pressure: 31 bar
Tare Wt: 9 kg

50 Liter Cylinders – High Pressure

Material: Aluminium
Water Capacity: 50 liters
Ht: 1660 mm
Dia: 250 mm
Test Pressure: 250 mm
Tare Wt: 58 kg

52 Liter Cylinders – Low Pressure

Material: Aluminium
Water Capacity: 52 liters
Ht: 84 cm
Dia: 340 mm
Test Pressure: 31 bar
Tare Wt: 12,5 kg

79 Liter Cylinders – Low Pressure

Material: Steel
Water Capacity: 79 liters
Ht: 1290 mm
Dia: 320 mm
Test Pressure: 30-33 bar
Tare Wt: 35 kg

126/127 Liter Cylinders – Low Pressure

Material: Steel
Water Capacity: 126/127 liters
Ht: 1460 mm
Dia: 380 mm
Test Pressure: 28-30-33 bar
Tare Wt: 47 kg

218 Liter oneway disposable drums

Material: Steel
Water Capacity: 218 liters
Ht: 880 mm
Dia: 585 mm
Test Pressure: 4 bar
Tare Wt: 21 kg

495 Liter containers – Low pressure

Material: Stainless steel
Water Capacity: 495 liters
Ht: 1545 mm
Dia: 800 mm
Test Pressure: 28 bar
Tare Wt: 322 kg

495 Liter containers – Low pressure

Material: Steel
Water Capacity: 495 liters
Ht: 1545 mm
Dia: 800 mm
Test Pressure: 31 bar
Tare Wt: 322 kg

900 Liter containers – Low pressure

Material: Stainless steel
Water Capacity: 900 liters
Ht: 2210 mm
Dia: 816 mm
Test Pressure: 18-22-31 bar
Tare Wt: 510 kg

995 Liter containers – Low pressure

Material: Stainless steel
Water Capacity: 995 liters
Ht: 1730 mm
Dia: 1100 mm
Test Pressure: 22-24 bar
Tare Wt: 580 kg

All Performance Gases Package Sizing & Availability

Balchem’s packaging is designed and built to the highest standards to meet all regulatory requirements for the countries and regions we ship. Click below to view the all packaging available in your world region for all of the gases we provide.

Safety & Emergency Information

When using Propylene Oxide, it is critical to partner with an experienced supplier like Balchem Performance Gases.  For specific information regarding the proper and safe handling of Propylene Oxide, please click on the applicable link below.

Americas

Chemtrec – 1-800-424-9300

EMEA

BIG – +32 (0) 14 58 45 45

Asia Pacific

CARECHEM 24 –   +61280144558

The information presented here is for information only. It does not constitute legal or regulatory advice and is not a substitute for legally required training and procedures for the handling, storage, and transportation of hazardous materials and other chemicals. Product users are responsible for compliance with all applicable local regulations. Our provision of the foregoing information does not diminish product users’ responsibility and does not give rise to any legal obligation or liability for Balchem Corporation.