Sector: Chemicals-Major Diversifd
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Stepan Company and its subsidiaries produce specialty and intermediate chemicals. It operates in three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. The Surfactants segment offers principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, such as detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, floors, and walls, as well as shampoos, lotions, fabric softeners, toothpastes, and cosmetics. Its other applications include germicidal quaternary compounds, lubricating ingredients, emulsifiers for spreading agricultural products, and plastics and composites. This segment sells its products to manufacturers of detergents, shampoos, lotions, fabric softeners, toothpastes, and cosmetics; and producers of emulsifiers and lubricating products. The Polymers segment offers phthalic anhydride, which is used in polyester alkyd resins; plasticizers for applications in construction materials and components of automotive, boating, and other consumer products; polyurethane polyols that are used in the manufacture of laminate insulation board for the construction industry, as well as sold to the appliance, coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers markets; and polyurethane systems, which provide thermal insulation and are sold to the construction, industrial, and appliance markets. The Specialty products segment offers flavors, emulsifiers, and solubilizers used in the food and pharmaceutical industries. It operates in North and South America, Europe, and the Philippines. The company was founded by Alfred C. Stepan, Jr. in 1932 and is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois.