Ivanhoe utilizes hot oil esterification reactors to manufacture non-ionic surfactants for personal care formulations. Ivanhoe’s product offering is also sold as food additives and is manufactured under the strict qualify provisions of our food safety program. Many products are 100% derived from natural plant sources, are non-toxic and serve multiple functions in personal care formulations.

Polyglycerol Esters

Polyglycerol esters (PGE’s) are made by the esterification of a glycerin polymer with a fatty acid. The glycerin polymer chain length and the degree of esterification determines the physical properties of the ester. PGE’s are made from all natural, plant based, renewable raw material sources that have not been genetically modified. PGE’s can replace ethoxylated nonionic surfactants and are multifunctional additives that have emollient properties.

The low HLB varieties are used as lubricants, carrier oils or dispersants. The mid-range HLB versions act as emulsifiers and foam stabilizers, while the high HLB products function as foaming agents, solubilzers, and emulsifiers.

The benefits of Polyglycerol Esters include:

  • PEG Free & 1,4-Dioxane Free
  • No Prop 65 Chemicals
  • 100% Plant Based & Renewable
  • RSPO & Palm Free Options
  • Customizable & Multi-Functional 

  • Biodegradable & Toxicologically Safe 

  • Non-irritating
  • Non-GMO, Kosher, Halal 

  • Water or Oil Solubility

  • Foaming Surfactant 

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


Glycerol Esters

Glycerol esters are derived from vegetable sources and function as co-emulsifiers that work in conjunction with higher HLB emulsifiers to form stable emulsions. These esters also act as lubricants and can help solubilize other additives into a wide range of 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 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 with increased viscosity.
Product Description Appearance HLB
S-I 85K Sorbitan Trioleate Liquid 1.8
S-I 65K Sorbitan Tristearate Solid 2.1
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. The HLBs of these surfactants also range from water dispersible to water soluble and have superior stability across all types of formulations, including both acidic and caustic systems.
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 Esters

PEG esters are made via the esterification of polyethylene glycols with fatty acids and serve multiple functions in personal care formulations. Their HLBs range from water dispersible to water soluble and are stable in high electrolyte systems with a pH that is near neutral.
Product Description Appearance HLB
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 14.8
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