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Croduret™ 40

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PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, Crouret 40 is a vegetable-derived nonionic surfactant which finds widespread use as an emollient, oil-in water emulsifier, lubricant and effective solubiliser. It can act as a wetting agent in styling waxes and imparts superfatting benefits in detergent systems. Croduret 40 is suitable for use in skin care systems, sunscreens, hair care, bath and shower products.

INCI name

PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil

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Product details

Physical form at 25°C

  • Solid


  • Alkoxylated alcohols


  • Solubilisers
  • Emulsifiers

Regional availability

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • N America


  • Skin care


  • Bath, shower & soaps
  • Body care
  • Face / neck skin care
  • Facial cleansers
  • Shampoos

Certifications and standards

  • Vegan suitable

Regional compliance


Ingredient origin

  • Plant derived
  • Petrochemical derived
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