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The dispersion is obtained by initially (i) reacting at least one compound (A) comprising non-ionic compounds having a hydrophilic-lipophilic balance (HLB)-value of less than 12 and at least two oxirane groups per molecule with at least one compound (B) comprising non ionic compounds having a HLB-value of 12-20 and at least hydrogen-acid group per molecule, optionally in the presence of a catalyst, where the compounds (A) and (B) are in an equivalent ratio of 1.
Sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate is an emulsifier with a very high hydrophilic-lipophilic balance.
Hydrophilic-Lipophilic Balance (HLB) of surfactants determines the outcome of the mixture of water-surfactant-oil in a ternary phase diagram.