Polysorbates & Sorbitan Esters

Polysorbates are the ethoxylated sorbitan esters which are manufactured by the reaction of sorbitol with various fatty acids.

These oleochemical based surfactants have applications home care, personal care, oil & gas, agrochemicals, food, oil extraction, and a host of other market areas. Polysorbates act as humectants, solubilizers, and emulsifiers.

Oxiteno’s product line contains a wide portfolio of polysorbates and sorbitan esters. Many Oxiteno products are listed on the Cleangredients1 and can be Kosher, Halal, non-GMO, and/or RSPO mass balance certified2. In addition, a majority of the products are FCC3 and NF4 compliant.

If you do not see the product you are looking for, please contact us.

  1. For more information, please visit Oxiteno's product listings on the CleanGredients® database (www.cleangredients.com)
  2. Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
  3. FCC (Food Chemical Codex)
  4. NF (National Formulary)

Polysorbates & Sorbitan Esters

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Trade Name
Chemical Description
HLB
Functions
Appearance
at 25° C
Applications

Sorbitan Esters

Sorbitan Monolaurate
8.6

Emulsifier, Stabilizer

Clear Liquid
Sorbitan Monostearate
4.7

Emulsifier, Stabilizer

Solid
Sorbitan Monooleate
4.3

Emulsifier, Stabilizer

Clear Liquid

Polysorbates (Ethoxylated Sorbitan Esters)

Ethoxylated Sorbitan Monolaurate 20 EO
16.7

Emulsifier, Solubilizer

Clear Liquid
Ethoxylated Sorbitan Monolaurate 20 EO Kosher
16.7

Emulsifier, Solubilizer

Clear Liquid
Ethoxylated Sorbitan Monolaurate 80 EO
17.8

Emulsifier, Solubilizer

Clear Liquid
Ethoxylated Sorbitan Monostearate 20 EO
14.9

Emulsifier, Solubilizer

Paste
Ethoxylated Sorbitan Monostearate 20 EO Kosher
14.9

Emulsifier, Solubilizer

Paste
Ethoxylated Sorbitan Monostearate 4 EO Kosher
9.6

Dispersant, Emulsifier, Solubilizer

Paste
Ethoxylated Sorbitan Monooleate 20 EO
15.0

Emulsifier, Oil Extraction Aid, Solubilizer

Clear Liquid
Ethoxylated Sorbitan Monooleate 5 EO Kosher
10.0

Emulsifier, Solubilizer

Clear Liquid
Ethoxylated Sorbitan Trioleate 20 EO
11.0

Emulsifier, Solubilizer

Clear Liquid
Ethoxylated Sorbitan Monooleate 20 EO Kosher
15.0

Emulsifier, Oil Extraction Aid, Solubilizer

Clear Liquid
Ethoxylated Sorbitan Monolaurate 20 EO Kosher, Non-GMO
16.7

Emulsifier, Solubilizer

Clear Liquid
Ethoxylated Sorbitan Monostearate 20 EO Kosher, Non-GMO
14.9

Emulsifier, Solubilizer

Paste
Ethoxylated Sorbitan Monooleate 20 EO Kosher, Non-GMO
15.0

Emulsifier, Oil Extraction Aid, Solubilizer

Clear Liquid

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