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Span™ 60

  • Company:

    Croda Inc.

  • INCI Name:

    Sorbitan Stearate

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Span™ 60 is an extremely mild but very powerful multi-functional nonionic surfactant. It is based on Stearic Acid and is often used in combination with one or more of the Tween™ products to achieve a desired HLB value. This grade appears as a tan solid, and it has an HLB value of 4.7. Span™ 60 is primarily used as an emulsifier and solubilizing agent.

It is part of a broad range of ester materials including sorbitan esters, mono and diglycerides, and polyoxyethylene sorbitol esters. These nonionic surfactants can function as emulsifiers, detergents, spreading or dispersing agents. Widely used in Personal Care and approved natural by Ecocert.

Croda considers the RSPO’s Mass Balance system to be an important progressive step in supporting the palm oil physical supply chain and creating momentum towards segregated sustainable Palm Oil and Palm Kernel Oil material. To that end, sampling will be of the sustainable palm variant, Span™ 60.

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Croda is a leading innovator and supplier of specialty raw materials for Personal Care and Cosmetics. Croda’s team of technologists have developed unique technologies that combine natural raw material sourcing with creative chemistry to provide exceptional solutions for current and future industry trends in hair care, skin care, sun care, and color cosmetics, while maintaining Eco-friendly standards.

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