is a component of antifreeze. It was found in a one percent concentration by FDA in electronic cigarette cartridges.
It is used as a humectant for tobacco, as well as in synthetic sponges, paper products, in cork compositions, and book-binding adhesives. It is used as an antifreeze solution for sprinkler systems, water seals for gas tanks, and as a lubricating and finishing agent for wool, worsted, cotton, rayon and silk, and as a solvent for vat dyes. It is a component of brake fluids, lubricants, mold release agents and inks. It was found present as a contaminant in Austrian and German wines, after it was added to improve sweetness. It is also used in the lacquer industry and in cosmetics.