Markets We Serve

Stepan Company offers a broad portfolio of products for many applications within following industries and markets.

Agricultural Solutions

Today’s increased global demand for food, feed, fibers and biorenewable fuels, coupled with climate change and the need to conserve natural resources, presents complex challenges for the agricultural industry. The industry’s response has been to focus on technology enhancements in three critical, interdependent areas — biology, chemistry and sustainability — and to enhance productivity through the use of agricultural chemicals.


Stepan's Antimicrobial products offer formulators a broad spectrum of quaternary-based active for developing disinfectant and antimicrobial formulations.  Stepan also offers end use formulations for licensing.


Stepan Lipid Nutrition ingredients can be used in weight loss supplements, sports drinks and many other nutrition beverages.

C.A.S.E. Additives

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Stepan's construction products include surfactants used as gypsum foamers. Other applications utilize Stepan surfactants as foaming agents, wetting agents and foam stabilizers in concrete admixtures and fire-fighting foams.


Dietary Supplements

Stepan Lipid Nutrition products include weight management and health ingredients for dietary supplements..

Emulsion Polymerization

Emulsion polymerization provides a range of surfactants to latex and resin companies for use as emulsifiers and performance additives in the polymerization process.


Stepan Lipid Nutrition's NEOBEE® (Medium Chain Triglycerides) are used as carriers in flavor systems that incorporate our nutrition ingredients, Clarinol® and Marinol®.


Stepan Lipid Nutrition's food-approved nutritional oils and powders can be used in both liquid and solid applications..

Household, Institutional and Industrial Cleaning

Stepan has an extensive anionic, nonionic, cationic and amphoteric product portfolio for the HI&I market that assist with product performance as well as quaternary actives for use in hard surface disinfectation / sanitization.


Industrial Products

Stepan's broad product porfolio supports a wide variety of industrial applications, including industrial lubricants, textiles and metalworking.

Laundry and Cleaning

Stepan's broad product lines find application in the fabric and dish care industries. Our laundry and cleaning product mix is primarily comprised of anionic, amphoteric and nonionic surfactant chemicals, as well as cationic fabric softener actives.


Stepan Lipid Nutrition's Clarinol®, Marinol®, and NEOBEE® can be found in nutritional supplements for weight loss and general health improvement.

Nutritional Powders

Stepan Lipid Nutrition ingredients can be used in weight loss supplements, sports drinks and many other nutrition beverages.


Learn more about Stepan's oilfield chemicals and surfactants for use in drilling, production and stimulation.


Personal Care

Stepan Personal Care offers a variety of sulfate and sulfate-free surfactant options and specialty ingredients, including exceptionally-mild amphoteric surfactants and natural emollients. 


Stepan pharmaceutical ingredients support the pharmaceutical market with triglycerides, anti-microbial and preservative agents.

Phthalic Anhydride

Learn about Stepan’s phthalic anhydride and use in markets including unsaturated polyester resin, plasticizer and alkyd resins.

Polyester Polyols: C.A.S.E.

Read more about STEPANPOL® aromatic and aliphatic polyester polyols that meet the requirements of the coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers industries.

Polyester Polyols: Powder Coating Resins

Learn more about RUCOTE® resins for powder coatings that exhibit excellent application and performance characteristics, as well as offer the smoothest films available.


Polyester Polyols: Rigid Foam

Learn about STEPANPOL® aromatic polyester polyols for rigid foam applications.