Ivanhoe operates hot oil esterification reactors to manufacture non-ionic surfactants that have a wide range of applications in lubricants. Often these surfactants offer multi-functional benefits in lubricant formulations such as an emulsifier, boundary lubricant, base stock, solubilizer, and/or foam control additive.

Many of our non-ionic surfactants are used in direct food applications and are approved for use in food grade lubricants. Our full service laboratory can design esters for your specific application, and we have a range of reactor sizes including pilot to meet your supply requirements.

Glycerol Esters

Glycerol esters are derived from vegetable sources and function as co-emulsifiers that work in conjunction with higher HLB emulsifiers to help metalworking concentrates to form stable emulsions upon use. These esters also serve as boundary lubricants and can help solubilize other additives into a wide range of lubricant formulations.
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 low HLB surfactants derived from vegetable sources. Sorbitan esters function as co-emulsifiers and work particularly well with polysorbates to form stable emulsions of metalworking concentrates.
Product Description Appearance HLB
S-I 85K Sorbitan Trioleate Liquid 1.8
S-I 90 Sorbitan Monotallate Liquid 4.3
S-I 80K Sorbitan Monooleate Liquid 4.3
S-I 20K Sorbitan Monolaurate Liquid 8.6



Polysorbates are high HLB surfactants made via the ethoxylation of sorbitan esters. They can perform as wetting agents and rinse aids as well as emulsifiers for metalworking concentrates.
Product Description Appearance HLB
T-I 65K Polysorbate 65 Solid 10.5
T-I 85K Polysorbate 85 Liquid 11.0
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


PEG, PPG and EO/PO Fatty Acid Esters

Ivanhoe offers a wide range of esters manufactured through the reaction of fatty acids and PEGs, PPGs, and EO/PO block polymers that are used as multifunctional emulsifiers and lubricity additives for all types of lubricants.
Product Description Appearance HLB
I-COL 101DS L-101 Distearate Liquid 1.0
I-COL 61DS L-61 Distearate Liquid 1.0
I-COL 25R2DS 25R2 Distearate Liquid 2.0
I-PEG 200 DO Polyethylene Glycol 200 Dioleate Liquid 6.0
I-PEG 200 DL Polyethylene Glycol 200 Dilaurate Liquid 7.0
I-PEG 200 MO Polyethylene Glycol 200 Monooleate Liquid 8.3
I-PEG 400 DO Polyethylene Glycol 400 Dioleate Liquid 8.5
I-PEG 400 DS Polyethylene Glycol 400 Distearate Solid 8.5
I-PEG 200 ML Polyethylene Glycol 200 Monolaurate Liquid 9.0
I-PEG 400 DL Polyethylene Glycol 400 Dilaurate Liquid 9.7
I-PEG 600 DO Polyethylene Glycol 600 Dioleate Liquid 10.0
I-PEG 600 DS Polyethylene Glycol 600 Distearate Solid 10.5
I-PEG 400 MS Polyethylene Glycol 400 Monostearate Solid 11.1
I-PEG 600 DL Polyethylene Glycol 600 Dilaurate Liquid 11.7
I-PEG 400 MO Polyethylene Glycol 400 Monooleate Liquid 11.8
I-PEG 400 ML Polyethylene Glycol 400 Monolaurate Liquid 11.8
I-PEG 600 MS Polyethylene Glycol 600 Monostearate Solid 13.3
I-PEG 600 MO Polyethylene Glycol 600 Monooleate Liquid 13.6
I-PEG 600 ML Polyethylene Glycol 600 Monolaurate Liquid - -
I-PPG 2000DO Polypropylene Glycol 2000 Dioleate Liquid - -
I-PPG 4000DO Polypropylene Glycol 4000 Dioleate Liquid - -


PEGs, PPGs, and EO/PO Block Polymers

These polymers range from water soluble to oil soluble and function as base fluids, lubricity additives, and foam control components of metalworking fluids and lubricants.
Product Description Appearance HLB
I-COL L101 L-101 Liquid 1.0
I-COL L61 L61 Liquid 2.0
I-COL L81 L81 Liquid 2.0
I-COL 31R1 31R1 Liquid 4.7
I-COL 25R2 25R2 Liquid 6.3
I-COL 17R2 17R2 Liquid 8.0
I-COL 17R4 17R4 Liquid 10.0
I-PEG 200 Polyethylene Glycol 200 Liquid 2.0
I-PEG 400 Polyethylene Glycol 400 Liquid 20.0
I-PEG 600 Polyethylene Glycol 600 Liquid 20.0
I-PPG 2000 Polypropylene Glycol 2000 Liquid - -
I-PPG 3000 Polypropylene Glycol 3000 Liquid - -
I-PPG 4000 Polypropylene Glycol 4000 Liquid - -
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