Tween 85, Emulsifier T-85


Tween-85 is an amber oily, viscose liquid. It is non-toxic and odorless. The relative density is 1.00~1.05, and the HLB value is 11.0. Tween-85 is soluble in water, dilute acid/alkalis, and most organic solvents and insoluble in acetone and polyethylene glycol. And it can disperse in water. In crude oil production, Tween-85 acts as an emulsifier and paraffin inhibitor.

Tween-85, known as polyoxyethylene 20 sorbitan trioleate, consists of sorbitol, ethylene oxide, and oleic acid.

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tween-85 structure formula


AppearanceAmber oily liquid
Acid value2mgKOH/g Max.
Saponification value83-98mgKOH/g
Hydroxyl value40-60mgKOH/g
Water3.0% Max.


Tween-85 is used as an emulsifier, solubilizer, stabilizer, diffusant, lubricant, etc.

Tween-85 is used in cosmetics and foods.

This T-85 emulsifier is used in ice cream and frozen desserts for overrun and dryness, as a disperser of flavors and colors in pickles, and for volume and texture in baked goods. It is frequently used with monoand diglycerides at usage levels ranging from 0.05%~0.10%.

Tween-85 has been used in a study to assess the potential application of niosomes for delivering ammonium glycyrrhizinate to treat inflammatory diseases. It has also been used in a study to investigate the joint action of antifouling substances in copper-free paints.

Packing and Storage:

In 200kg iron drum/plastic drum.

metal drum 200l plastic drum

Handle with care. Tween-85 is stored in a cool, dry, and draughty place. The shelf life is two years. Then, Tween-85 can still be used if qualified after re-check.


Emulsifier T-85