Ivanhoe operates hot oil esterification reactors that allow us to manufacture emulsifiers that are approved for use as direct food additives and have function as dispersants, stabilizers, or solubilizers for other food additive formulations. Many of our emulsifiers are made with Non-GMO ingredients, some carrying the Project Non-GMO certification. We also manufacture emulsifiers using RSPO Mass Balance certified palm oil based components and have Non-Palm options available. Ivanhoe’s technical sales team will provide assistance with selecting the correct emulsifier for your food processing application.

Polyglycerol Esters

Polyglycerol esters of fatty acids (PGEs) are polymers of glycerin and fatty acids derived from vegetable sources. PGEs can be made to have a wide range of HLBs and are popular choices to replace emulsifiers made from synthetic materials such as polysorbates. Ivanhoe’s PGEs are approved for use as an emulsifier for food per 21 CFR 172.854 and are Non-GMO compliant.

The benefits of Polyglycerol Esters of Fatty Acids include:

  • Polysorbate Replacement
  • PEG Free & 1,4-Dioxane Free
  • No Prop 65 Chemicals 

  • 100% Plant Based & Renewable
  • RSPO & Palm Free Options
  • Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS)
  • Non-GMO, Kosher, Halal

  • Water or Oil Solubility

  • Non-Allergenic
  • Clean Label Option
Product Description Appearance HLB
I-MUL PGO 34K Triglycerol Tetraoleate Liquid 1.0
I-MUL PGO 1010K Decaglycerol Decaoleate Liquid 2.5
I-MUL PGE 381K Triglycerol Capric/Caprylic Liquid 5.5
I-MUL PGO 104K Hexaglycerol Tetraoleate Liquid 6.0
I-MUL PGO 31K Triglycerol Monooleate Liquid 6.2
I-MUL PGS 41 K Polyglyceryl-4 Stearate Solid 9.0
I-MUL PGO 62K Polyglycerol-6 Dioleate Liquid 9.0
I-MUL PGS 31K Polyglycerol-3 Stearate Solid 10.0
I-MUL PGE 61K Polyglycerol-6 Caprylate/Caprate Liquid 11.0
I-MUL PGO 101K Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate Liquid 11.0
I-MUL PGS 101K Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate Solid 13.0
I-MUL PGE 32K Decaglycerol Dicapric/Dicaprylic Liquid 14.5
I-MUL PGL 101K Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate Liquid 15.0
I-MUL PGE 810K Decaglycerol Capric/Caprylic Liquid 16.0


Mono- and Diglyceride Glycerol Esters

Mono- and Diglycerides (MDGs) are oil soluble surfactants made via the esterification of glycerin and fatty acids. MDGs have a wide range of approved uses in food per 21 CFR 184.1505 which include emulsifiers, lubricants, release agents, flavoring adjuvants, formulations aids, and others.

Ivanhoe offers Non-GMO and Non-Palm varieties.
Product Description Appearance @ 25C HLB
I-MUL GMO LM Glycerol Monooleate, 32% monoester Liquid 2.8
I-MUL GMO K Glycerol Monooleate, 42% monoester Liquid 2.8
I-MUL 300 K Glycerol Monooleate and Propylene Glycol Liquid 2.8
I-MUL GMO SC Glycerol Monooleate, Non-GMO Liquid 2.8
I-MUL GML K Glycerol Monolaurate, Non-GMO Semi-solid 5.2
I-MUL GMCC K Glycerol Monocapric / Monocaprylic, Non-GMO Solid 6.0


Sorbitan Esters

Sorbitan esters are oil soluble surfactants made by the esterification of sorbitol and fatty acids. They are often combined with water soluble surfactants, like polysorbates, to make stable emulsions. Each sorbitan ester has specific FDA clearances and use restrictions, but is approved as an emulsifier in a wide range of foods.
Product Description Appearance HLB
S-I 80K Sorbitan Monooleate Liquid 4.3
S-I 20K Sorbitan Monolaurate Liquid 8.6#



Polysorbates are water soluble surfactants that are made by reacting sorbitan esters with ethylene oxide. Each polysorbate has specific FDA clearances and use restrictions, but are approved for a wide range of applications such as emulsifiers, solubilizing and dispersing agent, defoaming agent, and flavoring adjuvant.

Non-GMO polysorbates are available upon request.
Product Description Appearance HLB
T-I 65K Polysorbate 65 Solid 10.5
T-I 80K Polysorbate 80 Liquid 15.0
T-I 60K Polysorbate 60 Semi-Solid 15.2
T-I 20K Polysorbate 20 Liquid 16.7
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