Surfactant Industry Leaders

Our business provides investment and advisory services to companies and owners.


 

Investment

We provide access for mid-market chemical companies to equity capital to support growth, recapitalizations and management buyouts. Our focus is on chemicals and specialty materials manufacturing and distribution companies in North America, South America and Europe.

Advisory

We provide advisory services on strategic matters affecting chemical companies including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and major investments. We publish subscription newsletters covering the surfactant industry.

process technology

Process Technology

Desmet Ballestra provides technology, plants and equipment for the seed crushing, oil refining, oleochemical, surfactant and detergent markets. We provide a marketing and sales presence for Desmet Ballestra in the detergent & surfactant markets in North America.

Neil A Burns LLC Hosts & Attends Surfactant Conferences  See What's Coming Up

Next Neil A Burns LLC Event

What: 6th ICIS World Surfactant Conference
When: May 11 – 13, 2016 (inc. Bio-Surfactant Seminar)
Where: New York

Join Neil A Burns LLC for the 6th ICIS World Surfactants Conference in New York to address current challenges in the industry and learn how to adapt your business going forward to stay ahead of competition. Also take advantage of our all new in-depth Bio-Surfactant Seminar on May 11th, the day before the main conference, to make this a three day surfactant event.

Neil A Burns LLC Produced Surfactant Conferences

Neil A Burns LLC Surfactant Conferences and Training

Who attends these events? To the right are just some of the companies among the surfactant users, manufacturers and technology suppliers that come to get information you can't find anywhere else. See below some of the events coming up in the near future:

  • Sasol
  • Henkel
  • L'oréal
  • Estée Lauder
  • Ecover
  • Method
  • Church & Dwight
  • Kao
  • Polyrheo
  • Unilever
  • P&G
  • Sun Products
  • Wilmar
  • BASF
  • Huntsman
  • Dow
  • Stepan
  • Music Mas
  • Pilot
  • Nikko
  • Desmet Ballestra
  • Chemithon
  • Buss Chemtech
  • Solvay
  • Scientific Design
  • Croda
  • Jiahua Chemical
  • Evyap
  • KLK
  • Cedar Concepts
  • Air Liquide
  • Dow
  • Novozymes

Neil A Burns LLC Focuses On Specialty Chemicals  Meet Neil

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Surfactants Monthly Review – June 2016

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Surfactants Monthly Review – June 2106 We hold these truths to be self-evident.. Yesterday in our small New Jersey town, I participated in the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence in front of the town hall. Each volunteer gets to read a line from the document and the whole crowd joins in to read the last paragraph together. Since, I am a US citizen by immigration, I have been able to take a fresh look at this amazing statement from an outsiders and insiders perspective. The greatest among the many phrases which strike an emotional chord for me is this one: “We hold these truths to be self evident” After the introductory paragraph, telling the reader what the document is, we get straight to the meat and I love this phrase for everything it doesn’t say. It doesn’t say that the best and brightest have discovered these truths. It doesn’t say that they convened an expert panel or surveyed a sample of adults in key demographics. It doesn’t say that “we have decided” or deduced that these are the truths: They are just self evident; surely the most revolutionary statement on the human condition in thousands of years. On…

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