Laundry and Cleaning

 

Stepan Laundry

Stepan Company provides anionic, nonionic and amphoteric surfactants for the global laundry detergent market. Our linear alkylbenzene sulfonates (LAS) and high active ether sulfates (HAES) are the workhorses of the household, institutional and industrial detergents industry. Stepan's global neutralization capability is a true strength of our organization and an advantage for our customers. Depending on product type, our high-quality ingredients can come in a variety of forms, from water-thin and viscous liquids to paste or even powders for dry product formulations.

Stepan's laundry and cleaning business and research and development (R&D) departments work globally with our customers, who each have unique requirements when it comes to detergency, foaming, wetting and emulsification. Our R&D personnel are focused on innovation, formulation development, performance analysis and customer support. Stepan is committed to the development of new surfactant technologies that address our customers' sustainability and cost performance objectives.

Stepan Dishwashing

Stepan Company also provides surfactants for the global hand and autodish detergent markets. Our amine oxides are the key to foam mileage in the household, institutional and industrial detergents industry. Stepan is able to provide quality ingredients in a variety of forms, from water-thin liquids to viscous pastes, to meet specific customer requirements and preferences. We also offer and continue to develop concentrated blends for those looking for a fully formulated solution.

Stepan meets each customer's unique requirements when it comes to viscosity building, foam mileage and grease removal. Our R&D personnel are focused on innovation, formulation development, performance analysis, customer support and methods development. 

Stepan Fabric Softeners

Stepan Company provides cationic surfactant expertise for the global fabric softener market. Our diester quaternaries, under the tradename of STEPANTEX®, are readily biodegradable cationic fabric softener surfactants used in rinse-added and dryer sheet applications. Stepan's ACCOSOFT® product line offers diamidoamine and imidazolinium quaternaries with easy handling properties. Both can be employed in household and commercial softening products in a full range of dispersion concentrations. Stepan's fabric softener quaternaries attributes include instant cold water dispersibility, good rewetting and nonyellowing characteristics. 

Stepan's Laundry & Cleaning Business and Research and Development departments work globally with our customers who each have unique requirements when it comes to softening, antistatic and processing performance.

See all Stepan products for laundry and cleaning.