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  • emulsifying waxes???

    Posted by natiyo123 on November 4, 2022 at 4:11 pm

    is there any real difference between sorbitan stearate, glyceryl stearate, sorbitan olivate, peg stearate and all these solid low hlb emulsifiers???? can someone educate me on when to use each? I always choose glyceryl stearate bc its the cheapest when I need to emulsify oils

    ketchito replied 1 year, 5 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Fekher

    November 4, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    @natiyo123 as short answer the main difference in hlb value and even in the final texture try to Google it, it is easy to get more details. 

  • natiyo123

    November 7, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    I have read the data sheets, of most of them. They seem very similar to each other, except price. Thats why Im asking.

  • ketchito

    November 8, 2022 at 11:08 am

    As @Fekher mentioned, the main difference should be the HLB value. For instance, if your PEG stearate is PEG-100 stearate, that one has a higher HLB than the rest, and works better for a different type of emulsion (although, it could also be paired with one of the low HLB emulsifiers for improved stability).

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