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Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate
chemicals including surfactants, antimicrobials, specialty products,
fabric softening quaternaries, phthalic anhydride and polyurethane
polyols as well as specialty ingredients for the food, nutritional and
pharmaceutical markets. Stepan offers a broad surfactant portfolio
and technical expertise that supports our consumer, institutional,
and industrial customers. Stepan Company was founded over 80
years ago and has 17 global manufacturing locations with over 2000
Technologies, Patents, New Products
Stepan developed the continuous, falling film sulfonation process.
This process yields high quality, low color surfactants in a variety of
concentrations. Other Stepan core competencies are esterification,
amidation, quaternization, alkoxylation and peroxidation. Stepan
continually develops proprietary processing technology and application expertise to meet the changing needs of customers and
Stepan Company introduced
STEPOSOL® MET-10U, a novel
low HLB nonionic surfactant derived from natural oils on March
24, 2014. STEPOSOL® MET-10U
provides the strength of a solvent
but has the efficacy of a surfactant.
This readily biodegradable, environmentally friendly surfactant,
designed to replace up to 95%
by weight VOC solvents, achieves
sustainability goals while improving cleaning performance. Visit
www.stepan.com/STEPOSOLMET for more information.
In 2015, Stepan will launch a new water-based blend for hard
surface cleaning. This unique patented technology, utilizes the
synergetic effect of Stepan’s STEPOSOL MET-10U and d-limo-nene for breakthrough cleaning performance.
Major Markets and Products
Stepan’s surfactant portfolio includes a full line of anionics,
Stepan Polymer sales have grown 18% over the last 12 months.
Energy efficiency standards have been the driver for North American
rigid polyol volume growth, while specialty polyols have shown
growth due to the successful transition of the polyester resin acquisi-
tion in June 2013.
Stepan Lipid Nutrition continues to increase its global presence in
food, nutritional, and pharmaceutical markets by leveraging new
product introductions and brand equity in Heart, Body Composition
and Performance Nutrition.
Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility continue to be
a focus for Stepan and our customers. Stepan Company has pub-lically committed to begin the certification of facilities for the handling of sustainable palm oil/palm kernel oil (PO/PKO). In 2014,
Stepan Stalybridge, United Kingdom and Wesseling, Germany
facilities completed RSPO Mass Balance certification ahead of
our original 2015 commitment. Stepan will continue the process
of certifying other facilities, with the goal of completing all sites
that handle certified PO/PKO products by the end of 2016. The
facility is targeting Mass Balance
certification by Q1
Customer/Distributor Tool Kit
Stepan’s website is an excellent resource for technical information,
recommended formulations, ordering samples, contact information
for our global customer support staff, and learning more about our
company. We also present new information via e-learnings, e-blasts,
newsletters, and brochures. Brochures can be accessed on our General
Literature page at www.stepan.com.
Stepan’s products are manufactured at 17 plants throughout the
world. Product shipments are available on a direct basis or through
150 distribution locations. All Stepan plants are ISO 9001:2008 certified and the company is an active participant in ACC Responsible
Care and other global equivalent programs.
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