ALKEST® L 20 M
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ALKEST® L 20 M is a sorbitan ester derived from the reaction of sorbitol with fatty acids. It is lipophilic and has a low HLB value of 8.6. The lipophilic nature makes it soluble or dispersible in oil, favoring its use in water-in-oil (W/O) emulsions and as a low HLB emulsifier used in combination with high HLB emulsifiers in oil-in-water (O/W) emulsions.
This product is recommended to be used in liquid and paste wax formulas. To prepare cosmetic creams and lotions, the selection of fatty acids and degrees of ethoxylation allow many combinations between the ALKEST® L, ALKEST® E, ALKEST® O and ALKEST® TW products to obtain the right balance of emulsifiers for optimum performance and stability.
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