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Span™ 20

Span 20 is a 100% bio-based, non-ionic surfactant, easy to handle, for use as a versatile co-emulsifier for W/O and O/W emulsions, pigment dispersant and carrier liquid. The surfactant can be used for particle morphology control in S-PVC. The main application is in decorative coatings.
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Product details

Chemical name

  • Sorbitan monolaurate

Brand

  • Span

Features and benefits

  • Liquid product and easy to handle
  • Good environmental & health profile
  • Highly efficient emulsification

Applications

  • Adhesives & sealants
  • Decorative coatings & paints
  • Liquid masterbatch

Product chemistry

  • Surfactants - Non-ionic

Functions & effects

  • Dispersion
  • Emulsification

Your system

  • Polymeric - Acrylic / vinylic / UV
  • Polymeric - Epoxy
  • Polymeric - Natural oils, waxes, esters
  • Polymeric - Polyesters
  • Polymeric - Polyurethane

Renewable carbon content

  • 100%

Physical form

  • Liquid

Regulatory clearances

  • IECSC (China)
  • REACH (European Union)
  • ENCS (Japan)
  • KECI (Korea)
  • TSCA (USA)
  • More clearances available. Contact us for more information.

Food contact approval

  • EU 10/2011
  • FDA (Specific chapters)
  • FDA (175.105)
  • Swiss Ordinance A

Typicals

Property Units Value
Acid value mgKOH/g Max 7.0
Dynamic viscosity mPa.s at 25ºC 4250
HLB 8.6
Hydroxyl value mgKOH/g 330 - 358
Pour point ºF 50
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