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Span™ 85 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 85 is a liquid W/O emulsifier and O/W emulsion stabiliser used in nasal and metered dose inhalation dosage forms and as a dispersing agent in aerosols. Recommended topical usage levels of 0.5-5%.
Span™ 85 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


  • Emulsifier
  • Nonionic surfactant
  • Oral liquid dose
  • Oral solid dose

Physical form

  • Amber liquid


  • 1.80
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