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    Sorbitan Laurate

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The ALKEST® SP line is made up of sorbitan esters derived from the reaction of sorbitol with fatty acids. Products from the ALKEST® SP line are lipophilic, having low HLB values. The lipophilic nature makes these products soluble or dispersible in oil, favoring their use in water-in-oil (W/O) emulsions and as low HLB emulsifiers used in combination with high HLB emulsifiers in oil-in-water (O/W) emulsions.

ALKEST® SP 20 R is recommended as an emulsifier in liquid and paste wax formulas, a solvent base for floor and automotive polishing waxes and furniture polish. Tailored HLB emulsification systems are obtainable using ALKEST® SP.

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Sorbitan monolaurate (1338-39-2) Sign in to view

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Guided by innovation and sustainability, Oxiteno is a Brazilian chemical company that operates worldwide, leading manufacturer of surfactants and specialty chemicals. Present in nine countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, Oxiteno has 12 industrial units located in Brazil, United States, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela and sales offices in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, China, Colombia, United States, Mexico Uruguay and Venezuela.

We are committed to working in the cosmetic and personal care industry to promote the well-being and beauty of people, and to fulfill the needs of society and consumers by providing products that are efficient while respecting human health and the environment. We monitor market trends and to provide innovative solutions. We support our customers with a highly qualified technical staff to develop products and technologies for a Personal Care market that is constantly evolving.

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