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Span™ 20 HP

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Our Span HP range of highly purified sorbitan esters are ideal for use in applications requiring a tighter purity specification than the standard Span grades offer. The Span HP grades have reduced moisture levels, lower peroxide values and lower acid values. Spans are W/O emulsifiers and when used in combination with ethoxylated sorbitan esters (the Tween range) they contribute to the overall stability of O/W emulsions. Manipulation of the Span/Tween ratio produces emulsifying systems of various HLB values, allowing the emulsification of a wide range of oils and waxes.

Product details

Pharmacopoeia compliance

  • FDA-IID listed
  • JP/JPE
  • Ph. Eur.
  • USP/NF

Chemical group

  • Sorbitan ester

Administration route

  • Oral
  • Topical

Market application

  • Human pharmaceutical


  • Co-emulsifier
  • Emulsifier
  • Emulsion stabiliser

Physical form

  • Pale Yellow Liquid


  • 8.60