HLB

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HLBHuanglongbing (citrus disease)
HLBHong Leong Bank
HLBHardware Load Balancer
HLBHelp Library
HLBHeritage Land Bank (Alaska)
HLBHydrophilic-Lipophilic Balance
HLBHarder Logistik Beratung (German: Harder Logistics Consultancy)
HLBHorton Lees Brogden Lighting Design (company with studios in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Boston)
HLBHotels Licensing Board (Singapore)
HLBHarvest Land Base
HLBHL Bourgeois High School (Gray, LA)
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(1) Hydrophilic-lipophilic balance is used as a criterion for surfactant selection and was found to work well for many surfactants of different structures.
As it is known [7], oleic acid has hydrophilic-lipophilic balance of HLB = 1.0 and, unlike SMO (where HLB = 4.3), cannot function as emulsifier of reverse emulsions because of preferential dissolution in hydrocarbon phase and low interphase activity (Table 1).
In 1996, Waters introduced the Oasis HLB (hydrophilic-lipophilic balance), the first water wettable polymeric reversephased SPE sorbents.
This emulsifier is one with a fairly high hydrophilic-lipophilic balance (HLB).
Pemulen EZ-4U polymeric emulsifier key benefits include: easier to use and faster to disperse relative to existing polymeric emulsifiers, thus reducing manufacturing complexity; thicken and stabilize oil-in-water emulsions at low use level; compatibility with a broad range of oils; no hydrophilic-lipophilic balance calculation required; allows for cold or hot processing; greater formulation flexibility through minimized structuring over a wide pH range (4-9) leading to a smooth, appealing texture; refreshing light sensory with quick-break effect; wide variety of textures from a shiny, smooth cream to thin, sprayable lotion; and PEG-free and preservative-free; Mild emulsion stabilizer suitable for sensitive skin applications.
Sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate is an emulsifier with a very high hydrophilic-lipophilic balance. It is an excellent emulsifier for fat-in-water emulsions.