Stepan Launches STEPOSOL® MET-10U, a Powerful, Sustainable Surfactant Designed to Replace Solvents

Posted on 3/24/2014 2:27:18 PM By ASC

Stepan Company and Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. have released STEPOSOL® MET-10U, the first product from their 2010 joint development agreement.  STEPOSOL® MET-10U is a novel cleaner that uses sustainable surfactant technology in place of solvents. This powerful cleaning solution was created by combining Elevance’s Inherent™ building blocks and Stepan’s derivatization and application capabilities. As a result, STEPOSOL® MET-10U allows for cleaning formulations that are solvent free and low VOC. Natural oils are the feedstock of this bio-based surfactant, resulting in a sustainable product with improved cleaning performance and safety. STEPOSOL® MET-10U has a broad range of applications, including adhesive removal, paint and coating removal, degreasers, and all-purpose consumer and industrial cleaners. STEPOSOL® MET-10U is commercially available from Stepan Company. For further information, or to request a sample, visit Stepan’s product page for STEPOSOL® MET-10U.