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Span™ 60 pharma

Our Span range of sorbitan esters are widely used as 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. Span 60 produces stable O/W emulsions with pleasant aesthetics when combined with Tween 60. It has a low odour, pale colour and is mild on the skin. Span 60 is recommended for the emulsification of fatty alcohols, esters, mineral and silicone oils. Recommended topical usage levels of 0.5-5%.
Span™ 60 pharma
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Product details

Pharmacopoeia compliance

  • FDA-IIG listed
  • PhEur
  • USP/NF

Chemical group

  • Ester
  • Sorbitan ester

Administration route

  • Oral
  • Topical

Market application

  • Dermatology
  • Human pharmaceutical
  • Veterinary health


  • Co-emulsifier
  • Emulsifier
  • Nonionic surfactant
  • Oral liquid dose
  • Oral solid dose

Physical form

  • Multiple forms available: solid, pastilles, powder (please specify on ordering sample)


  • 4.70
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