Sorbitan Monostearate Supplier & Manufacturer in China

Everyone knows that sorbitan monostearate can be used in many industrial fields, especially in oil field drilling, paint and coating, lubricating grease, and food. Sorbitan oleate is widely used as an emulsifier, so what is it? Many people are actually unclear, but today we will explain in detail what kind of sorbitan monosterate is. The chemical composition of Sorbitol ester is dehydrated Sorbitol fatty acid ester, formed by the reaction of sorbitol and its mono-anhydride and dianhydride with fatty acids.

Sorbitan Monostearate

 What types of sorbitan monostearate are there in the market? How do they differentiate?

Although we usually see different types of sorbitan monostearate in the market, its color is amber, a relatively viscous liquid, and it also has a light yellow waxy solid and lakes are oily, liquid, and yellow oily liquid.So there may be some slight differences in color, but it does not affect product performance.

It is soluble in ethanol and easy to be hydrolyzed by Acid hydrolysis, simple and beautiful. Its Saponification value can reach between 145 and 188, and the hydroxyl values is also between 60 and 360.The HLB values we are most concerned between 1.8 and 8.6.

The types that can be mentioned are very broad, At the same time, there are many ways to call his name, but overall, he all points to the same product.

Some people call it ‘sorbitan oleate,sorbitan monostearate,sorbitan monolaurate and sorbitan monosterate , while others call it’ sorbitan monooleate,sorbitan stearate,plysorbate and sorbitan monostearate in yeast etc’.

Today we will still focus on the application of sorbitan monostearate in oilfield drilling.

As it has a basic identity with our main products and is applied in the same field.

Although they have different performance in oil-based mud, their application fields are pointing in the same direction. This is one of the reasons why we will focus on discussing it here today.

Most directly,sorbitan monostearate can be used as a stabilizer, an excellent dispersant, an emulsifier, and a surfactant in oilfield drilling.One of the reasons why these performance advantages make it very popular in oilfield drilling. Our organophilic clay bentonite plays an important role in oil based mud because of its excellent suspension performance, Thixotropy, rheological property, and thickening performance. In other words, its combination with sorbitan monooleate makes the whole formula more stable and has more excellent performance.

sorbitan oleate, it is used as an important surfactant in some mechanical fields.

Such as paint chemical oil in water emulsions, especially in lubricants, and is particularly popular. At the same time, we also want to talk about the role this product plays in some food application fields.

As an amber-colored, viscous liquid, it can be used as food emulsifier in the food industry such as beverages, ice cream, bread, margarine, chocolate, Malted milk, etc.At the same time, sorbitan monosterate is also widely used in some food fields such as sauces, jam, butter, and vegetable protein.

Sorbitan monooleate and polysorbate 80 emulsifiers, When these two products are used as additives in food, their applications are different, and consumers and users must understand this very clearly.

This is a synthetic paper used as a surfactant in food and health products,Its emulsifying, dispersing, and wetting properties play an important role, and it is also used in yeast because it can prevent the drying of yeast cells and provide relative moisture retention.

So sorbitan monolaurate plays a huge role in keeping yeast hydrated and extending its shelf life.

This emulsifier type of sorbitan monostearate in yeast maintains a stable mixture of water and oil, and is a non ionic surfactant that maximizes the emulsifying, dispersing, and wetting effects of the entire formula.