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HallStar® PEG 400 DL

INCI Name: PEG-8 Dilaurate
Product Code: H021
CAS #: 9005-02-1
EINECS: Polymer Exemption
Brand: HallStar®

HallStar® PEG 400 DL is an ester made from the reaction of coco-derived fatty acid and polyethylene glycol. It is an oil-soluble liquid emulsifier (HLB 9.7), lubricant, emollient and spreading agent for personal care products. Typical use levels depend upon application and range between 2 and 15%.

All components of HallStar® PEG 400 DL are listed in the following countries; the registration numbers for the active ingredients are included in parentheses: United States (TSCA 9005-02-1), Europe (EINECS polymer exemption), Japan (ENCS 7-88), Canada (DSL 9005-02-1), Australia (AICS 9005-02-1), Korea (ECL KE-27587), China (ECSC 9005-02-1), and the Philippines (PICCS 9005-02-1).

HallStar® PEG 400 DL is also approved for use under FDA 21 CFR 175.105, 175.300 (per 177.1210), 176.210, 177.1210 and 178.3520.

Features & Benefits:

  • Biodegradable
  • Co-emulsifying Agent
  • Emollient
  • Emulsifying Agent (O/W)
  • Lubricant
  • Spreading Agent
Appearance (25°C) Yellow to amber liquid
Odor Typical, mild fatty
HLB 9.7
Type Nonionic
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g) 132
Density (g/cc) 0.989
Acid Value (mg KOH/g) 5
Iodine Value (gI2/100g) 6
Melting Point (°C) ~21
Flash Point (°C) 238
RVOC, U.S. EPA (%) 0
Soluble In
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Mineral Oil
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Water (dispersible)
Toxicology Profile
  • CIR Expert Panel: Safe at up to 15% when formulated to be nonirritating
  • Ingestion: Large amounts may produce gastrointestinal disturbances including irritation, nausea and diarrhea
  • JACT/IJT Reference(s): See Int. J. Toxicol. (IJT) 19(S2): 29-41, 2000, and 03/2015 CIR final report
  • LD50: >10mL/kg
  • Ocular / Eye Irritation: Minimal: no significant irritation expected
  • Skin Irritation: Minimal: may cause slight irritation
  • Drum - 450lbs
  • IBC - 2200lbs

Regional Approvals:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • EU
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Taiwan
  • US


  • Bath Additives
  • Facial Cleansers
  • Hair Conditioners
  • Nail Care
  • Styling Aids

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