Sucrose esters of fatty acids and sucrose oligo esters, commonly known as sucrose esters, based on sucrose and edible fatty acids, are a unique range of high quality, non-ionic emulsifiers. Sisterna sucrose esters can be used in a wide range of food applications. They are mostly used in bakery, confectionery, dairy and (special) emulsions. Sisterna sucrose esters have unique characteristics which make them valuable food ingredients.

Sisterna sucrose esters are obtained by esterifying sucrose with methyl fatty acids. By varying the degree of esterification of the sucrose molecule it is possible to obtain emulsifiers with HLB values ranging from 1 up to 16.


  • High grade emulsifiers
  • Wide HLB spectrum
  • Neutral in taste, odour and colour
  • Soluble in (cold) water
  • Stable under UHT conditions
  • Renewable raw materials
  • Kosher, non-GMO, vegetarian


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How should I dissolve Sisterna sucrose ester powder?

High HLB sucrose esters (Sisterna PS750, SP70 and SP50) are soluble in water.
Medium HLB sucrose esters (Sisterna SP30) are partly soluble in water and partly in oil/fat.
The higher the HLB value, the better soluble in water. Sisterna SP70 and PS750 are well soluble in cold water, the latter forming a clear solution.
An instruction video how to dissolve sucrose esters in water can be found here:

Can Sisterna sucrose esters help to stabilise my low viscous / liquid emulsions?

Yes, Sisterna sucrose esters ensure very small oil droplets, which give a stable emulsion. Increasing the viscosity of the water phase, to improve stability, becomes unnecessary.

For more information watch our video concentrated emulsions

Can I use sucrose esters in every product?

In Europe and the USA sucrose esters are allowed in most product groups, these groups and maximum dosages are laid down in the EU and FDA regulations. You can request the regulations on our website. 

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