Span 60, Emulsifier S60, 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 a water/oil type emulsifier. HLB value: 4.7.

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Appearance Brownish-yellow wax or beige flake
Acid value 7mgKOH/g Max.
Saponification value 135-155mgKOH/g
Hydroxyl value 230-270mgKOH/g
Water 1.5% Max.
Melting point  52±3°C


Span-60 is mainly used as 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 Monostearate.