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Span™ 85

Span 85 is a 100% bio-based, non-ionic surfactant, easy to handle, for use as a W/O emulsifier and dispersing agent for a-polar liquids. Primary emulsifier for inverse emulsion polymerisation.
Span™ 85
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Product details

Chemical name

  • Sorbitan tioleate

Brand

  • Span

Features and benefits

  • Liquid and easy to handle
  • Good environmental & health profile
  • Highly efficient emulsification
  • Allows high loading of pigments/fillers
  • Low foaming; absence of surface defects

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

  • Swiss Ordinance A

Typicals

Property Units Value
Acid value mgKOH/g Max 14.5
Dynamic viscosity mPa.s at 25ºC 210
HLB 1.8
Hydroxyl value mgKOH/g 57 - 68
Pour point ºF -15
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