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ECO Tween™ 20

Fully saturated liquid ester, recommended as an emulsifier for O/W systems and effective solubiliser for essential oils and perfumes in aqueous and aqueous alcoholic systems. Used as a mildness additive in detergent systems. Tween 20 can also be used as a co-surfactant in microemulsions. Suitable for use in baby shampoos and as a cleansing agent in wet wipes.

INCI name

Polysorbate 20

ECO Tween™ 20
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Product details

Physical form at 25°C

  • Liquid


  • Sorbitan derivatives


  • Counter irritants
  • Dispersing agents
  • Solubilisers
  • Emulsifiers
  • Surfactants / detergents

Regional availability

  • N America


  • Bath, shower & soaps
  • Antiperspirants & deodorants
  • After sun
  • Body care
  • Eye contour care
  • Face / neck skin care
  • Facial cleansers
  • Hair conditioners - rinse off
  • Lip care
  • Nail care & colour
  • Shampoos
  • Shaving / hair removal
  • Styling
  • Sun protection
  • Tanning

Consumer benefit

  • Sensitive skin

Certifications and standards

  • USDA BioPreferred

Ingredient origin

  • Plant derived

Composition information

  • Preservative free
  • EDTA free
  • BHT / BHA free

% Renewable

  • 100

% Bio-based

  • 100

% Natural origin content – ISO 16128

  • 100


Property Units Value
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Product brochures & guides

Category: Data sheet

Title: ECO Tween Series Datasheet

ECO Tween surfactants are available as part of Croda’s 100% renewable, 100% bio-based ECO Range of surfactants. The ECO Tween Series is manufactured using ethylene oxide derived from bioethanol, resulting in 100% renewable surfactants with performance identical to petro-based options. These 100% bio-based products eliminate the need to choose between high performance and fully renewable ingredients. By using an alternative route to ethylene oxide with bioethanol from biomass sources, it significantly increases the bio-based content of ethoxylated products and reduces reliance on fossil fuels. Additionally, the ECO Tween series is manufactured with renewable energy. Sustainability informs and guides our development strategies and is an integral part of our business. The ECO Tween Series addresses the consumer demand for more sustainable products and aids our customers in meeting their own sustainability goals, whilst delivering high performance products to the market.

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