Polysorbate 20by Naturallythinking Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS for Polysorbate 20

Safety Data Sheet (SDS) dated 18/06/2024

Batch Number: FRAMECPSR

Section 1: Identification of Product and Supplier

Product Name: Polysorbate 20
Product Number: 5060233382088
Brand: Naturallythinking
UK: Naturallythinking, Unit 2 Mill Lane Trading Estate, Mill Lane, Croydon, CR0 4AA
EU: NTEU Ltd (HE 426545), Nikis 1, Anthoupoli, 2350, Nicosia, Cyprus
Contact Telephone: 020 38563588
Contact Email: support@naturallythinking.eu

Section 2: Hazards IDENTIFICATION

2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture

2.1.1 Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 (CLP): Skin Sens. 1 H317

2.1.2 Directive 1999/45/EC: Warning

2.2 Label elements: According to EC 1272/2008:

2.2.1 Label elements

GHS Product Identifier: Polysorbate 20

Signal word(s): Warning

Hazard statement(s): H317: May cause an allergic skin reaction.

Precautionary statement(s): Not Available

2.2.2 Label elements: Labelling according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 [CLP]

Hazard classification: Not Applicable

2.3 Other hazards: Not applicable

2.4 Additional Information: None

Section 3: Composition and information on Ingredients

Inci: Polysorbate 20
Cas: 9005-64-5
Einecs: 500-018-3

3.1 Substances

EC Classiciation No. 1272/2008

Hazourdous ingredient(s) %W/W Cas No. EC No. Hazard Statement
Ethoxylated sorbitan monostearate 100 9005-64-5 500-018-3 H317

EC Classiciation No. 67/548/EEC

Hazourdous ingredient(s) %W/W Cas No. EC No. Hazard Statement
Ethoxylated sorbitan monostearate 100 9005-64-5 500-018-3 H317


Section 4: First aid measures

Inhalation: Unlikely route of exposure. Remove persons affected by vapour to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if breathing has ceased or shows signs of failing. Administer oxygen if necessary. If symptoms develop, obtain medical attention. 


Skin Contact: Remove contaminated clothing and wash affected skin with plenty of water.Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. If symptoms develop, obtain medical attention.


Eye Contact: Obtain medical attention. If substance has got into the eyes,  immediately wash out with plenty of water for at least 10 minutes. 


Ingestion: Obtain medical attention. Provided the patient is conscious, wash out mouth with water and give 200-300 ml (half a pint) of water to drink. Do not induce vomiting.


4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed: No additional Information available


4.3 Indiciation of the immediate medical attention and special treatment needed: No information available

Section 5: Fire - Fighting measures

5.1 Extinguishing media 


Suitable Extinguishing Media Carbon dioxide (CO2), dry chemical powder, foam.te for surrounding fire. 


Unsuitable Extinguishing Media Do not use a solid water stream as it may scatter and spread fire.


5.2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture: None known 


5.3 Advice for fire-fighters: Self-contained breathing apparatus to be worn if involved in fire.

Section 6: Accidental release measures

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures: Put on protective clothing. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. 


6.2 Environmental precautions: Do not allow to enter drains, sewers or watercourses. 


6.3 Methods and material for containment and cleaning up: Adsorb spillages onto sand, earth or any suitable adsorbent 


6.4 Reference to other sections: No additional information available material. Transfer to a container for disposal.

Section 7: Handling and Storage

7.1 Precautions for safe handling: General hygiene measures for the handling of chemicals are applicable. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Use only in well-ventilated areas.


7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities: Keep only in the original container in a cool, well-ventilated place. Keep containers properly sealed when not in use. 


Storage Temperature Maximum: 40 degC. 


Storage Life: One year. 


Incompatible materials: Strong oxidising and reducing agents. 


Other information: Keep away from direct sunlight.

Section 8: Exposure controls and personal protection

8.1 Control parameters: No additional information available 


8.1.1 Occupational Exposure Limits: WEL: Workplace Exposure Limit (UK HSE EH40) 


LTEL (8 hr TWA mg/m³): No additional information available 


LTEL (8 hr TWA mg/m³) 


8.2 Exposure controls 


8.2.1 Appropriate engineering controls: Provide adequate ventilation, especially in confined areas


8.2.2 Personal protection equipment


Eye Protection to be wronEye/face protection Safety spectacles/goggles. Minimum standard EN166
Eye Protection to be wronHand Protection

Nitrile gloves Minimum standard EN374-3.  Apron or other light protective clothing.

Eye Protection to be wronRespiratory Protection

Provide adequate ventilation, including appropriate local extraction. Personal respiratory equipment is not normally required.


Guarantee that the eye flushing systems and safety showers are located close to the working place. Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Wash hands before breaks and after work.


Environmental Exposure Controls: Do not allow to enter drains, sewers or watercourses.

Section 9: Physical data and chemical properties

9.1 Information on basic physical and chemical properties (Solution) 


Appearance: Liquid 


Colour: Pale yellow to amber


Odour: Almost odourless 


Odour Threshold (ppm): Not available 


pH (Value)(5 % solution in water at 20 degC): 5.00 – 6.50 


Melting Point (°C) / Freezing Point (°C): ~ 15.00 


Boiling point/boiling range (°C): ~ >200.00 


Flash Point (°C) [Closed cup]: >100.00


Solubility (Water): Soluble 


Solubility (Other): Not available

Section 10: Stability & Reactivity

10.1 Reactivity: Reacts with Strong oxidising and reducing agents 


10.2 Chemical stability: Stable under normal conditions. 


10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions: None known 


10.4 Conditions to avoid:High temperatures 


10.5 Incompatible materials: Strong oxidising and reducing agents. 


10.6 Hazardous Decomposition Product(s) On burning: release of carbon monoxide - carbon dioxide.

Section 11: Toxicological Information

11.1 Information on toxicological effects 


11.1.1 Substances


 Acute toxicity 


 Ingestion: Not Available 


 Inhalation (4 hrs): Not applicable 


 Skin Contact: Not applicable 


 Skin corrosion/irritation: Not classified 


 Serious eye damage/irritation: May cause an allergic skin reaction. 


 Respiratory or skin sensitization: Not classified 


 Mutagenicity: Not classified 


 Carcinogenicity: Not classified 


 Reproductive toxicity: Not classified 


 STOT-single exposure: Not classified


 STOT-repeated exposure (91 days): No data 


11.2 Other information: No data

Section 12: Ecological information

12.1 Toxicity 


(Fish) (LC50): 10 - 100 mg/l


(EC 50 other aquatic organisms 2)): 10 – 100 mg/l 


12.2 Persistence and degradability: Readily biodegradable.


12.3 Bioaccumulative potential (96 hrs): No additional information available 


12.4 Mobility in soil: No additional information available 


12.5 Results of PBT and vPvB assessment: No additional information available. 


12.6 Other adverse effects

Section 13: Disposal considerations

13.1 Waste treatment methods: Material to be disposed of as hazardous waste. Normal disposal is via incineration operated by an accredited disposal contractor. Consult an accredited waste disposal contractor or the local authority for advice. 


13.2 Additional Information:

Section 14: Transport information

14.1 Land transport (ADR/RID) 


UN number Not classified according to the United Nations


‘Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods’. 


14.2 Sea transport (IMDG) 


UN number Not classified according to the United Nations 


‘Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods’. 


14.3 Air transport (ICAO/IATA) 


UN number


Not classified according to the United Nations ‘Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods’.

Section 15: Regulatory information

15.1 Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture 


15.1.1 EU regulations 


Authorisations and/or restrictions on use: EC Mandatory Standards for Detergents 82/242 and 82/243/EEC : the surfactants are > 90% biodegradable 


15.1.2 National regulations: None assigned


15.2 Chemical Safety Assessment: No Chemical Safety Assessment (CSA) has been carried out

Section 16: Other information

The following sections contain revisions or new statements: Sections #1 - #16.

European Chemicals Agency 


European Chemicals Bureau 


European Regulations and Directives 


Published chemical directories


Suppliers’ safety data sheets 


UK Health and Safety Executive


US Environmental Protection Agency


Hazard statement(s):


H317: May cause an allergic skin reaction.


Basis of Classification:


Calculation method

GMO Declaration

We declare that at present all our regisered and commercially available ingredients, extracts, oils, plants and skincare products are derived by traditional plant breeding methods. We do not have any ingredient, extract, oil or skincare product from genetically modified material

To the best of our knowledge, the information contained in the sheet is correct. However, we cannot accept responsibility for any consequences from its use.

Animal Testing Declaration

UK: As set out under the conditions in Schedule 34 - Amendment of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 and related amendments of The Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 neither the cosmetic nor its component product has been tested on animal purposes

EU:As set out in under the conditions in 1223/2009. Art. 15 Nar. Parliament and the Council of the EU 952/2013 neither the cosmetic nor its component product has been tested on animal purposes


We believe there is already a “safe” and known group of product ingredients used in the cosmetics industry which leave enough scope to be creative and innovative in product formulation without the need for anymore animal testing on new experimental ingredients.

Our suppliers each also agree to not to carry out animal testing on the products and ingredients we purchase. We have a self-imposed cut-off date of 2006 (this was the date our cosmetic formulations came into being) although in reality our suppliers normally have animal testing dates far in excess of this or have never tested at all.

We do not conduct any form of animal testing.

We do not commission any form of animal testing from a third party.

We operate a fixed cut-off date for animal testing and ingedients, which means we will not use any ingredient that has been tested or retested on animals for cosmetics purposes since January 1, 2006

If we find that a company is involved in animal testing in anyway that purchases from us, then we will cease supply immediately. It is a term and condition that by purchasing from Naturallythinking you will not involve yourself or your company in any form of Animal Testing, any violation of this will be dealt with as per any violation of our terms and condtions