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Span™ 40

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SP Span 40 MBAL is a biodegradable surfactant based on a natural fatty acid (palmitic acid) and the sugar alcohol sorbitol and has been manufactured via the RSPO's Mass Balance System. This sorbitan ester is highly effective at forming O/W emulsions, particularly when used in combination with its polyethoxylated derivative, Tween 40.
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Product details


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


  • Emulsifier
  • Solubiliser

Regional availability

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • N America

Physical form

  • Off-white solid; pastilles


  • 6.7

Sustainability criteria

  • Bio-preferred approved
  • RSPO grade available
  • Wholly bio-based (>95%)


  • Halal grades available
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