Sorbitan monostearate (Span-60) is brownish yellow wax or beige flakes. It is soluble in hot ethanol, benzene, and hot oil; slightly soluble in ether and petroleum ether. Span-60 is water/oil type emulsifier. Span-60 HLB value is 4.7.
|Appearance||Brownish yellow wax or beige flake|
|Acid value||7mgKOH/g Max.|
|Saponification value||135-155 mgKOH/g|
|Hydroxyl value||230-270 mgKOH/g|
Sorbitan monostearate (Span-60) is mainly used as an anti-static agent, emulsifier, and stabilizer in medicine, cosmetics, food, pesticide, coatings, plastic, and textiles industries.
Packing and Storage:
In 25kg woven bags.
Handle with care. Span-60 should be stored in a cool, dry, and draughty place. Shelf life is 2 years. Then, Span-60 can still be used if qualified after re-check.
Emulsifier-S60; Sorbitan stearate; Arlacel 60 (hlb value is 4.7).