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Applications & Uses of Polysorbate 60

04/07/2016 admin

The Polysorbate 60 (Tween-60, TW 60) is a multi-functional ionic hydrophilic surfactant often blended with Sorbitans such as SP20, SP60 or SP80 and SP80K non-ionic lipophilic surfactants to achieve optimal HLB values.

In general Polysorbates or Tweens are ionic hydrophilic surfactants used as emulsifying agents in the preparation of vaccines, creams and ointments for pharmaceutical and cosmetics and in food products.


Polysorbate 60 Used in Foods & Beverages

When it is used as an emulsifier in dessert toppings, polysorbate 60 is commonly mixed with one or all of the following additives: sorbitan monostearate, polysorbate 65 or polysorbate 80.

When used in baked goods, polysorbate 60 is commonly added along with sorbitan monostearate or polysorbate 65.


Polysorbate 60 Used in Other Applications

Lotions, creams, hair loss treatments, skin cleansers, makeup products requiring emulsification.