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  • Stepan Launches STEPANBLEND™ FF40

    February 05, 2016

    STEPANBLEND™ FF40 (Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamide MIPA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine) is a high-performing, 40% solid surfactant blend that addresses consumers’ desire for mildness while meeting the needs of today’s regulatory environment. This liquid blend incorporates a solid amide, providing formulation efficiency. STEPANBLEND™ FF40 is ideal for shampoos, liquid hand soaps, facial washes, …Read More

  • Stepan Launches STEPOSOL® CITRI-MET

    January 25, 2016

    STEPOSOL® CITRI-MET is a revolutionary fully formulated cleaning concentrate that is water dilutable, and designed for use in the Household, Institutional, and Industrial Cleaning (HI&I) market. The active ingredients in STEPOSOL® CITRI-MET include a combination of STEPOSOL® MET- 10U, a Nobel-prize winning Metathesis chemistry, and naturally-derived citrus terpenes and an …Read More

  • Stepan Launches NINOL® CAA

    October 16, 2015

    Maximize Performance…Minimize Components with NINOL® CAA, a novel, naturally-derived aesthetics enhancer and fragrance solubilizer. NINOL® CAA enables the solubilization of fragrances and dissolves various organic materials at room temperature due to a large Hansen Solubility sphere, while still demonstrating excellent viscosity and foaming performance. At reduced use levels, this DEA-free, …Read More

  • NACD Needs Your Input on How OSHA’s New PSM Chemical Concentrations Policy Will Impact Your Company

    August 01, 2015

    The Issue: The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a memorandum that could subject your company to the rigorous Process Safety Management (PSM) standard. This new policy will substantially expand the universe of facilities covered by PSM. Rather than inviting public comment and conducting cost-benefit analyses through …Read More

  • Callahan Chemical Expands into the Southeast US

    July 16, 2015

    Recently Callahan has expanded their distribution footprint into the Southeast U.S. “Expanding our footprint into the Southeast was something we were being asked about by key suppliers who liked the Callahan model and long history of success. They wanted to see this model duplicated in the Southeast,” says Tim Dooling, …Read More

  • DOW Polyurethanes – Four new enhanced product offerings now available for consumer comfort, infrastructure, coatings and adhesive markets

    June 25, 2015

    Four new enhanced product offerings now available for consumer comfort, infrastructure, coatings and adhesive markets MIDLAND, MI: Thursday, June 25, 2015 Dow Polyurethanes, a business of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), today announced the expansion of their methylene diphenyl diisocyante (MDI) product family. As highly, versatile chemistry, the expanded …Read More

  • Eliminate the need for costly, inconvenient, seasonal HVAC system draining

    April 16, 2015

    Dowtherm and Dowfrost glycol fluids are well known for their ability to provide freeze protection for closed-loop, water based HVAC and cooling systems. Dow Heat Transfer Fluids also provide complete system protection because they are “inhibited glycols.” Uninhibited or plain glycols increase the threat of corrosion in your system. Dowtherm …Read More

  • Conditioning Polymers for Hair and Skin: Natural or Synthetic?

    April 15, 2015

    Unless you use a clarifying shampoo designed to strip any potential build up of silicones, oils or polymers, you are almost certainly using a two-in-one conditioning shampoo containing polymers.  The same type of polymer is used in body wash, baby wash, and liquid hand soap.  These polymers are all cationic …Read More

  • PCBTF a “Green” Alternative Solvent

    April 14, 2015

    Parachlorobenzotrifluoride or more commonly known as PCBTF is a fairly new “green” solvent. PCBTF can be a great alternative to the traditional industrial solvents while providing the same results. Properties Molecular formula: C7H4ClF3 Molar mass: 180.56 g/mol Appearance: Colorless liquid Melting point: −36 °C; −33 °F; 237 K Boiling point: …Read More