Make your own free website on Tripod.com

HLB Systems


HLB Values of some Surfactants
"Required HLB" Values of some Ingredients
HLB of a blend of Emulsifiers
Required HLB for the oil phase
Relative amounts of emulsifiers to obtain required HLB




















HLB Values of some Surfactants

SurfactantHLB
Sorbitan trioleate (Span 85)1.8
Sorbitan tristearate (Span 65)2.1
Sorbitan sesquioleate (Arlacel 83)3.7
Glyceryl monostearate, NF3.8
Sorbitan monooleate, NF, (Span 80)4.3
Sorbitan monostearate, NF, (Span 60)4.7
Sorbitan monopalmitate, NF, (Span 40)6.7
Sorbitan monolaurate, NF, (Span 20)8.6
Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate, (Tween 65)10.5
Polyoxyethylene sorbitan trioleate, (Tween 85)11.0
Polyethylene glycol 400 monostearate11.6
Polysorbate 60, NF, (Tween 60)14.9
Polyoxyethylene monostearate (Myrj 49)15.0
Polysorbate 80, NF, (Tween 80)15.0
Polysorbate 40, NF, (Tween 40)15.6
Polysorbate 20, NF, (Tween 20)16.7
Top

























"Required HLB" Values of some Ingredients

Ingredient"Required HLB" for
w/oo/w
Emulsion
Acid, Stearic615
Alcohol, Cetyl__15
Alcohol, Stearyl__14
Lanolin, Anhydrous810
Oil, Cottonseed510
Oil, Mineral512
Petrolatum512
Wax, Beeswax412
Top


















HLB of a blend of Emulsifiers

HLB Value% in mixture
HLB value of the mixture =
Top















Required HLB for the oil phase

Total number of parts of oil phase in the entire formula

Required HLB Value of the IngredientsPart of oil phase
HLB value of the oil phase =
Top

























Relative amounts of emulsifiers to obtain required HLB

Required HLB:
Quantity of emulsifier blend:

HLB value of the IngredientsRelative Amounts

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Top