Stepan Company (NYSE:SCL) Produce specialty and intermediate chemicals, which are sold to other manufacturers and then made into a variety of end products. has three reportable segments: surfactants, polymers and specialty products. Headquartered in Northfield, IL.
Stepan also makes phthalic anhydride and a series of polyols as derivatives. Polyols are reactive intermediates used in an array of downstream products especially urethanes made by reaction with isocyanates. Phthalic anhydride is a major ingredient of alkyd resins used in paints. The product line includes resins for powder coating.