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Tween™ 20
Tween 20 is a polysorbate and non-ionic surfactant which is sold under the heritage brand of Tween. The emulsifier is named after the number of repeat units of polyethylene glycol in the molecule. Tweens are available with different numbers of functional groups, which dictate the solubility and emulsification performance of the molecule in different systems.
Tween 20

Product details


  • Other


  • Hydraulic fluids - Fire resistant
  • Metalworking and forming - Metalworking fluids
  • Oil production chemicals


  • Esters - Sorbitan ester

Feature and benefits

  • Effective at low treat rates
  • Emulsion stability
  • Food contact
  • Hard water tolerant
  • Low foam
  • NSF HX-1 registered product

Physical form

  • Liquid


  • Industrial processes
  • Oilfield
  • Metalworking


  • Corrosion inhibitor additives
  • Emulsifiers
  • Surfactants
  • Wetting agents
  • Rust preventatives

Global Inventory Compliance

  • NSF HX-1 (FDA Approved)


Property Units Value
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Product brochures & guides

Category: Data sheet

Title: Tween 20 

Tween™20 is a water-soluble surfactant which can be used to formulate effective oil-in-water emulsions. Tween™20 is an NSF registered HX-1 ingredient.

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