hydrophile-lipophile balance

hydrophile-lipophile balance

[′hī·drə‚fīl ′lip·ə‚fīl ‚bal·əns]
(organic chemistry)
The relative simultaneous attraction of an emulsifier for two phases of an emulsion system; for example, water and oil.
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Griffin Innovation Center, honors William Griffin, a longtime employee at the site and the inventor of the Hydrophile-Lipophile Balance (HLB) System.
1 % weight VOC Solvents (neat None None None (c) None (c) material) (a) HLB = hydrophile-lipophile balance determined using the Water-Solubility Method, "The HLB System," ICI Americas, Inc.
6 VOC from solvents None None None (a) HLB = hydrophile-lipophile balance determined using the Water-Solubility Method, "The HLB System," ICI Americas, Inc.
1 VOC solvents (neat material) None (c) None (c) (a) HLB = hydrophile-lipophile balance determined using the Water- Solubility Method, "The HLB System," ICI Americas, Inc.