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Tween™ 40

Tween 40 is an ethoxylated (20) sorbitan ester based on a natural fatty acid (palmitic acid). This ethoxylate is highly effective at forming O/W emulsions, particularly when used in combination with its non-ethoxylated derivative, Span 40.
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Product details

Chemical name

  • PEG-20 Sorbitan Monopalmitate

Applications

  • Hard surface cleaning
  • Industrial & institutional cleaning
  • Vehicle care
  • Waxes & polishes

Functions

  • Emulsifier
  • Solubiliser

Regional availability

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America

Physical form

  • Liquid

HLB

  • 15.6

Sustainability criteria

  • RSPO grade available

Certifications

  • Halal grades available
  • Safer choice
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