Lanspec EMP208 is a versatile solution in the realm of emulsifiers and non-ionic surfactants, belongs to the Alcohol Ethoxylates chemical family. Specifically designed for Styrene Acrylic Manufacturing, Emulsion Polymerization, Vinyl Acetate Manufacturing, Acrylic Polymerization, and Styrene Polymerization processes, this product stands out with its exceptional features. Boasting high detergency and excellent wetting properties, Lanspec EMP208 ensures optimal performance across a spectrum of applications, making it an indispensable choice for industries seeking efficiency and quality in their manufacturing processes.

Functions: Emulsifier, Surfactant, Surfactant (Nonionic)

Chemical Family: Alcohol Ethoxylates

Applicable Processes: Acrylic Polymerization, Emulsion Polymerization, Styrene Acrylic Manufacturing, Styrene Polymerization, Vinyl Acetate Manufacturing

Features: Good Wetting Properties, High Detergency

Technical Data Sheet

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Identification & Functionality

Chemical Family
Industrial Additives Functions

Features & Benefits

Industrial Additives Features

Applications & Uses

  • Lanspec EMP208 is a nonionic surfactant produced by the reaction of ethylene oxide on a synthetic primary alcohol.
  • This product is compatible with soaps, anionic, cationic and other nonionic surfactants, and exhibits good o/w and w/o emulsification, wetting and detergency.

Lanspec EMP208 is an excellent emulsifier for emulsion polymerization for systems such as:

  • Vinyl Acetate - Homopolymer
  • Vinyl Acetate - Acrylic
  • Styrene - Homopolymer
  • Styrene - Acrylic
  • Acrylic Monomers - Esters and Acids


Physical Form
Clear to hazy liquid free from foreign matter (at 25°C)
Soluble in
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Flash Pointmin. 175°COpen Cup
Hydrophilic-Lyphophilic Balance Value16.5--
Pour Pointmax. 5°C-
Specific Gravity (at 20°C)1.07--
Surface Tension (at 0.1% aqueous)35.33mN/m-
Viscosity (at 25°C)424cP-
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Cloud Point (1% in 10% NaCl solution)70.0 - 76.0°C-
Colormax. 100Hazen-
pH (5% aqueous)5.0 - 8.0--
Solid Content78.0 - 82.0%-

Regulatory & Compliance

Certifications & Compliance

Technical Details & Test Data

Foam Height

Foam Height Scale

 - 1

Wetting Scale

 - 1

Packaging & Availability

Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • USA
Packaging Information

Lanspec EMP208 can be supplied in bulk road tankers, IBC’s, 200kg or 25kg nett drums.

Storage & Handling

Storage Conditions
  • Stainless steel, polyethylene or glass lined equipment is necessary for the storage of Lanspec EMP208 in order to prevent corrosion and subsequent contamination.
  • Lanspec EMP208 can separate on standing and at low temperatures.
  • May require agitation and warming prior to use.