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Leading merchant producer of surfactants

Stepan is a global manufacturer of specialty and intermediate chemicals used in consumer products and industrial application.

Stepan is a leading merchant producer of surfactants, which are the key ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning compounds. Manufacturers of ingredients for detergents, shampoos, lotions, toothpastes and cosmetics depend on surfactants to achieve the foaming and cleaning qualities of their products.

Household Institutional & Industrial Cleaning

Cleaning is more than just removing dirt from surfaces. Cleaning means maintaining essential equipment, ensuring a safer work environment and promoting healthier living.

Stepan Company pairs our extensive HI&I portfolio and industry know-how to deliver the tailored solutions you’re looking for. We are committed to identifying and responding to key market trends and the ever-changing regulatory landscape that impacts your business. Stepan appreciates that each customer has unique requirements and therefore, you can rely on our expertise to help personalise a solution.

Personal Care

Over decades, Stepan has responded to emerging market trends and built on the latest science to deliver a global portfolio of mild and safe ingredients that enhance your life and reflect your values.

At Stepan, we’re always listening. Today’s personal care market is ever-changing as consumers demand better and more unique experiences. Stepan Personal Care strives to be the trusted ally that customers unite with to create those “go-beyond” brands and inspiring, next-generation personal care products.


Lathanol® LAL

Lathanol® LAL is a Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate used as a primary or secondary surfactant, foaming agent, wetting agent and/or emulsifier.

Episode 1

Going Packaging Free

A leading issue for consumers and brands is the impact packaging is having on the planet. Cast a spell for a cleaner world through the use of shampoo and body cleansing bars that also create a magical shower experience.

Looking for a soap-free cleansing bar that is gentle to the skin and mild to the hair? Stepan’s Personal Care Bubble Pebble-Hair and Body Cleansing Bar formulation uses LATHANOL® LAL Coarse/MB, an easy to formulate ingredient that provides a high-quality lather.

Episode 2


Dive into the blooming foam of an effervescent shower powder with Stepan Personal Care’s Sparkli-Bubbli-Boo formulation. Just magic!

Episode 3

Liquid Cleansing Made Easy

In our series finale, find out how Stepan’s “genie in a beaker” powder surfactant LATHANOL® LAL Coarse/MB is also advantageous in liquid cleansing formulations compared to sodium cocoyl isethionate.

  • The genie that makes formulating easier
  • Easy obtention of a clear solution
  • Quick and energy-saving processing
  • Tighter foam structure for a luxurious experience
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Millchem is the proud distributor for STEPAN in sub-Saharan Africa. Contact us today for more information on these products and how we can help customise a solution that suits your needs.