Polysorbate 20

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E Number:
E 432

Quality Level



reg. compliance

EU Regulation 1333/2008 & 178/2002
FDA 21 CFR 172.515
FDA 21 CFR 173.310
FDA 21 CFR 175.105
FDA 21 CFR 178.3400


Biological source: corn or palm


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food allergen

no known allergens

fragrance allergen

no known allergens



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General description

Polysorbate 20 is a hydrophilic nonionic surfactant generally used as emulsifiers, dispersing agent and solubilizer.


Polysorbate 20 has been used in a study to assess its potential as a generally recognized as safe (GRAS) plasticizer in imparting plasticity to carnauba wax.


1 kg in poly bottle
10, 25 kg in poly drum

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Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

CRC Handbook of Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Excipients, 295-296 (1992)
Plasticisation of carnauba wax with generally recognised as safe (GRAS) additives.
Zhang Y, et al.
Polymer, 86, 208-219 (2016)
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