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Stepan Company.

HEADQUARTERS:

22 West Frontage Road

Northfield, IL 60093

Tel: 847-446-7500

Fax: 847-501-2443

Technical Service: 800-745-7837

Website: www.stepan.com

FOUNDED: 1932

KEY PERSONNEL: F. Quinn Stepan, Jr., President and CEO John V. Venegoni, Vice President & General Manager Surfactants Edward Buening, Vice President Surfactant Sales

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:

Stepan Company is a major global manufacturer of specialty and intermediate chemicals including surfactants. With manufacturing and marketing facilities around the world, Stepan sells products primarily to consumer and industrial product companies that use them to make finished products.

TECHNOLOGIES, PATENTS, NEW PRODUCTS:

Stepan developed the continuous, falling film sulfonations process. This process yields high quality, low color surfactants in a variety of concentrations. Other technologies are emulsification, amidation, quaternization, alkoxylation and peroxidation. Stepan continually develops proprietary processing technology and application expertise to meet the changing needs of customers and global markets. Stepan's technology is consistently applied at all of its worldwide manufacturing facilities so that high quality, consistent products are available wherever they are produced.

MAJOR MARKETS:

Stepan's specialty surfactant line is used in a variety of markets including personal care, detergent, institutional, agricultural, lubricant, textile, coatings, adhesives and other niche markets. Its diverse ester product line is used in skin care creams, lotions, antiperspirants and sunscreens. These esters are also used as emulsifiers and flavor enhancers in the food industry. Customers include major multinational consumer product companies and small entrepreneurial companies.

MAJOR PRODUCTS:

Stepan's broad range of products includes a full line of anionic, cationic, nonionic and amphoteric surfactants, as well as surfactant blends and specialty esters. In addition, Stepan will design custom surfactants and formulated blends to meet specific customer needs. Its polymer division manufactures phthalic anhydride, polyurethane polyols and foam systems for the polyurethane market. Stepan is a complete surfactant source with products that are the key ingredients to making consumer and industrial products work best.

TECHNICAL SERVICES:

Stepan has highly skilled sales and technical service representatives to serve its customers. Stepan maintains technical service/applications laboratories in: Northfield, IL headquarters; Mexico City, Mexico; Santa Fe de Bogota, Colombia; Longford Mills, Canada; Manila, Philippines; and Voreppe, France. The laboratory personnel at these locations are available to assist in the development of formulations to meet performance requirements. For technical assistance, contact the following:

Northfield, IL: 800-745-7837

Longford Mills, Canada: 705-326-7329 Mexico City, Mexico: 52 555 533 1697 Voreppe, France: +33 476 505 100 Santa Fe de Bogota, Colombia: +57 1 636 2808 Manila, Philippines: +632 842 9751 Sao Paulo, Brazil: 55 11 5089 2200

Stepan can also be contacted at its Website at www.stepan.com. This site allows users to browse the company's database of products, view product bulletins and even order samples. It also provides information about the Stepan Company and its worldwide operations.

GLOBAL CAPABILITIES:

Stepan's products are manufactured at 11 plants throughout the world. Product shipments are available on a direct basis or through 150 distribution locations. All Stepan plants are ISO 9002 certified.
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Title Annotation:2007 Happi Corporate Profiles
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Date:Feb 1, 2007
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