Stepan provides technical and laboratory support to assist the metalworking, textile, paper and foamer industries in product selection and new product development. We can offer new surfactants specially formulated to fit your application, or we can adapt existing products into an untried application. The result is consistent, cost-effective, application-specific construction products.


Stepan is ideally positioned to supply the surfactant ester products used in the textile and fiber industries. Our surfactants line includes wetting agents, emulsifiers and detergents made from natural and biodegradable raw materials. We provide the choice of anionic, cationic and nononic surfactants. The ester product line contains fatty alcohol esters, water dispersible polyethylene glycol esters and thermally stable polyol esters.

Foamer Specialties

Stepan is constantly searching for new and emerging technologies that may require a foaming agent. The growth of this product line is evidence of what can be accomplished when potentials are identified and Stepan's full expertise is brought to bear.