surfactant is an organic compound that is amphiphilic, containing both
water-soluble and water-insoluble components. Surfactants are key ingredients in
consumer and industrial cleaning compounds — such as detergents, cleansing or wetting agents,
emulsifiers, foaming or defoaming agents, viscosity builders, degreasers or
Stepan Company offers a broad range of surfactant
chemicals, including a full line of anionic,
amphoteric surfactants, as well as surfactant blends and specialty esters. We
also create custom surfactants and formulated blends to meet unique customer
Stepan is one of the world’s largest
merchant producers of surfactants, with more than 1,800 employees and 16
manufacturing locations worldwide. We provide surfactants expertise for
commercial and industrial applications — ranging from a foaming agent for shampoo, to emulsifiers for agricultural
insecticides, to agents
used in oil recovery.
Stepan developed the continuous falling film
sulfonation process, which yields high-quality, low-color surfactants in a
variety of concentrations. Our core competencies include emulsification,
esterification, amidation, quaternization, alkoxylation, peroxidation and
Stepan continuously develops proprietary processing
technology and application expertise to meet the ever-changing needs of
customers and global markets.
Learn more about Stepan’s global manufacturing
Stepan engages in responsible business practices that
deliver sustainable value to our customers,
stockholders, employees and the communities in which we operate. We are
committed to profitable growth through disciplined investment, continuous
improvement, operational excellence and innovation.
Stepan is also dedicated to understanding current and future
regulations and directives and the continually changing landscape of certification standards.
all surfactant chemicals by Stepan Company.