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Span™ 40

Span 40 is a 100% bio-based, non-ionic surfactant fatty acid ester produced from sorbitol and C16 fatty acid. Used as W/O emulsifier and O/W co-emulsifier, wetting agent, pigment dispersant (inks and oils) and carrier liquid.
Span™ 40
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Product details

Chemical name

  • Sorbitan monopalmitate

Brand

  • Span

Features and benefits

  • Good environmental & health profile
  • Highly efficient emulsification
  • Allows high loading of pigments/fillers

Applications

  • Adhesives & sealants
  • Decorative coatings & paints

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

  • Powder

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)

Typicals

Property Units Value
Acid value mgKOH/g 4.0 - 7.5
Hydroxyl value mgKOH/g 275 - 305

Product brochures & guides

Category: Data sheet

Title: Span 40

Language: English | Size: 57kb

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