Polysorbate 20

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Polysorbate 20

Polysorbate 20, also known by the chemical name Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monolaurate is in a class of products known as nonionic surfactants and emulsifiers. It is  used in many hair and skin care products, fragranced sprays, and many other products and applications. 

A common use is mixing oils, fragrances, in to water. This makes it ideal when formulating custom body sprays, adding fragrances to formulations and making linen Sprays. Usually a 1 to 1 ratio of POLY 20 to Oils in this application.

Commonly used in oil in water emulsions, like lotions, creams, hair conditioners, cream rinses and other preparations.

 

Product Code, INCI Name and CAS No.

  • INCI Name: Polysorbate 20
  • CAS no: 9005-64-5
  • EINECS no.: Polymer Exempt

Specifications

  • Appearance: Yellow Liquid
  • Odor: Mild Bland Odor
  • Solubility: Soluble in Water
  • Pour Point: 20°F
  • Acid Value: 2.5 Max
  • Hydroxyl Value: 90 to 110
  • Saponification Value: 40 to 50
  • Viscosity at 77°F : 400cps
  • Specific Gravity : 1.1

Use in Cosmetics and Soap Making

Commonly used in Adhesives and sealants, anti-aging creams, eye creams, facial cleansers, foundations, hair care products, shower gels, skin care products, viscosity modifier, and shampoos

Storage

Keep in a cool (preferably below 85°F, the cooler the better), dark and dry store-room.

Shelf Life

Under optimal storage conditions, in original unopened drums/containers, minimum two years.