Ivanhoe operates hot oil esterification reactors to manufacture non-ionic surfactants that have a wide range of application. Many of our surfactants have direct and indirect food clearances appropriate for use in water treatment formulations. 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 form stable emulsions upon use. These esters have some anticorrosive properties and can help solubilize other additives into 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


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.
Product Description Appearance HLB
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.
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

Ivanhoe offers a wide range of esters manufactured through the reaction of fatty acids and PEGs that are used as multifunctional emulsifiers and wetting agents.
Product Description Appearance HLB
I-PEG 400 DO Polyethylene Glycol 400 Dioleate Liquid 8.5
I-PEG 600 DO Polyethylene Glycol 600 Dioleate Liquid 10.0
I-PEG 400 MO Polyethylene Glycol 400 Monooleate Liquid 11.8
I-PEG 600 MO Polyethylene Glycol 600 Monooleate Liquid 13.6


PEGs, PPGs, and EO/PO Block Polymers

These polymers range from water soluble to oil soluble and function as dispersants, carriers, anti-scale additives, and foam control additives.
Product Description Appearance HLB
I-COL L101 L-101 Liquid 1.0
I-COL L61 L-61 Liquid 2.0
I-COL L81 L-81 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-PPG 2000 Polypropylene Glycol 2000 Liquid - -
I-PPG 3000 Polypropylene Glycol 3000 Liquid - -
I-PPG 4000 Polypropylene Glycol 4000 Liquid - -
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