Our products are used in a wide variety of consumer and industrial applications and markets. We are a leading global producer of amines, carbonates and certain specialty surfactants. These products are
manufactured for use in a growing number of niche industrial end uses.
We produce polyetheramines which are used in industrial applications, such as epoxy curing agents, fuel additives and civil construction materials. We also produce surfactants, linear alkyl benzene (LAB) and ethanolamines, which are primarily used in detergent and consumer products applications.
In addition we produce ethylene glycol (EG) which is primarily used in the production of polyester fibers and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging, and ethylene oxide (EO), all of which is consumed in the production of our downstream products.
We are a major producer of maleic anhydride. Maleic anhydride is the building block for unsaturated polyester resin (UPR), mainly used in the production of fiberglass reinforced resins for marine, automotive and construction products.
We are also a licensor of maleic anhydride manufacturing technology and a supplier of catalyst used in the manufacture of maleic anhydride.
We produce DiGlycolAmine (DGA™) and substituted propylamines. Our amines are used in a wide variety of consumer and industrial applications, including personal care products, polyurethane foam, fuel and lubricant additives, paints and coatings, solvents and catalysts.
Our surfactants business is a leading global supplier of nonionic, anionic, cationic and amphoteric surfactants products. Our surfactant products are primarily used in consumer detergent and industrial cleaning applications. In addition, we manufacture and market a diversified range of mild surfactants and specialty formulations for use in baby shampoos and other personal care applications.
We are also a leading European producer of powder and liquid laundry detergents and other cleaners. In addition, we offer a wide range of surfactants and formulated specialty products for use in various industrial applications such as leather and textile treatment, foundry and construction, agrochemicals, polymers and coatings.
We supply our catalysts to licensees and to worldwide merchant customers. As a result of our long-standing research and development efforts aided by our pilot and catalyst preparation plants, we have successfully introduced six generations of maleic anhydride catalysts.