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Stepan Acquires Clariant’s Surfactant Business & Equipment

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Stepan Company has completed the acquisition of Clariant's sulfonation production equipment in Mexico.

Stepan Company, a manufacturer of specialty and intermediate chemicals, has acquired Clariant’s anionic surfactant business and associated sulfation equipment located in Santa Clara, Mexico as of September 17, 2020.

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“This acquisition supports Stepan’s growth strategy in Latin America and enhances our ability to support our customers’ growth in the Mexican Consumer and Functional markets for surfactants,” said F. Quinn Stepan, Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer of Stepan. “We look forward to transitioning customers’ supply to Stepan’s Ecatepec and Matamoros Mexico facilities over the coming months.”