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Span™ 40

Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Croda
Span™ 40 by Croda acts as a non-ionic surfactant, W/O emulsifier and O/W co-emulsifier. It also functions as wetting agent, pigment dispersant (inks and oils) and carrier liquid. Designed for decorative coatings and paints. It is a fatty acid ester produced from sorbitol and C16 fatty acid. Offers good environmental & health profile, highly efficient emulsification and allows high loading of pigments/ fillers. Suitable for acrylic/ vinylic/ UV, epoxy, natural oils, waxes, esters, polyesters and polyurethane. Span™ 40 complies with REACH as well as food contact approvals EU 10/2011 and FDA (175.105).
Product Type
  • Wetting Agents / Wet Edge Enhancers
  • Dispersing Agents
  • Emulsifiers > Oil in Water (o/w)
  • Emulsifiers > Water in Oil (w/o)
Chemical Composition
Sorbitan monopalmitate
Physical Form
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