Lanspec EMP906 is a nonionic surfactant belonging to the chemical family of Alcohol Ethoxylates. Produced through the ethoxylation of a synthetic primary alcohol, this versatile product plays a key role as an emulsifier and surfactant, finding application compatibility with soaps, anionic, cationic, and other nonionic surfactants. With commendable o/w and w/o emulsification capabilities, as well as effective wetting and detergency properties, Lanspec EMP906 is well-suited for various processes, including Styrene Acrylic Manufacturing, Emulsion Polymerization, Vinyl Acetate Manufacturing, Acrylic Polymerization, and Styrene Polymerization. Notably, its features include high detergency and good wetting properties, making it an invaluable component in diverse industrial applications.

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 EMP906 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 EMP906 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. 150°COpen Cup
Hydrophilic-Lyphophilic Balance Value13.5--
Moles of Ethylene Oxide10--
Pour Pointmax. 15°C-
Solid Content78.0 - 82.0%-
Specific Gravity (at 20°C)1.07--
Surface Tension (at 0.1% aqueous)27.84mN/m-
Viscosity (at 25°C)286cP-
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Cloud Point (1% aqueous)68.0 - 72.0°C-
Colormax. 100Hazen-
pH (5% aqueous)5.0 - 8.0--

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 EMP906 can be supplied in bulk road tankers, IBC’s and 200kg nett drums.

Storage & Handling

Storage Conditions
  • Stainless steel, polyethylene or glass lined equipment is necessary for the storage of Lanspec EMP906 in order to prevent corrosion and subsequent contamination.
  • Lanspec EMP906 can separate on standing and at low temperatures.
  • May require agitation and warming prior to use.