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Function: Surfactant (Nonionic), Dispersant, Dye, Surfactant
Chemical Family: Castor Oil Derivatives, Non-Ionics, Ethers
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Emulgante EL-18 Technical Data Sheet
Emulgante EL-18 Technical Data Sheet
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Identification & Functionality

Applications & Uses

Recommended Uses & Known Applications

EMULGANTE EL-18 is used as dispersing agent for pigment and clay. In industrial applications EMULGANTE EL-18 is used as rewetting agent for leather, as softener and dyeing assistant for paint and paper.


Compatible Substrates & Surfaces
Physical Form
Clear Liquid
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Density (50°C)1.02g/cm³ASTM D7042 , ASTM D4052
Cloud Point (10% in BDG at 25%)65-6 7°CRCM 3646
pH (5%)5.0-7.0-MPL 1007.0
Free Water (Karl Fischer)max. 0.5% massRCM 3804
Molecular Weight (Average)2.000g/molcalculated
Colormax. 5--
Flash Pointmin. 125°CASTM D 93
Viscosity at 25°C314cStASTM D445, ASTM D7042
Saponification Number78-88mg KOH/gRCM 3820
Pour Point0°CASTM D 97
Ethylene Oxide Content52%w/wCalculated

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Packaging Information

EMULGANTE EL-18 is generally supplied in drums.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
24 months
Storage and Handling
  • EMULGANTE EL-18 should preferably be stored in stainless steel tanks.
  • It is suggested to keep the product at temperature below 40°C, it is preferable to avoid heating above 60°C and to store under nitrogen in order to minimise yellowish phenomena.
  • EMULGANTE EL-18 is a clear liquid at room temperature and it becomes a solid wax at temperature lower than 0°C.
  • Avoid contact with strong oxidizers, strong acids and strong bases.