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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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Product details

Chemical description

  • Sorbitan ester

Functions

  • Emulsifier
  • Wetting agent

Applications

  • Automotive
  • Bitumen & construction
  • Chemicals manufacture
  • Emulsification
  • Nonwovens

Regions

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • N America

Typicals

Property Units Value
Acid value mgKOH/g Login
Saponification value mgKOH/g Login
Hydroxyl value mgKOH/g Login
Colour Gardner Login
Fire point °C Login
Flash point, Open Cup °C Login
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Form at 25°C Login
HLB value Login
Peroxide value meq/kg Login
Rel.density at 25°C Login
Sulphated ash %m/m Login
Water %m/m Login

Product brochures & guides

Category: Data sheet

Title: Span 20

Language: English | Size: 198kb

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