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Span™ 20

Span 20 is a biodegradable surfactant based on a natural fatty acid (lauric acid) and sugar alcohol sorbitol. This sorbitan ester is highly effective at forming oil in water emulsions, particularly when used with its ethoxylated derivative, Tween 20.
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Chemical description

  • Sorbitan ester


  • Emulsifier
  • Wetting agent


  • Chemicals manufacture
  • Construction
  • Emulsification
  • Nonwovens


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Property Units Value
Acid value mgKOH/g Login
Saponification value mgKOH/g Login
Hydroxyl value mgKOH/g Login
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Category: Data sheet

Title: Span 20

Language: English | Size: 198kb

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