Surfactant Industry Leaders

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



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.


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.

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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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Surfactant Monthly Review – October 2016

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October 2016 – Surfactants Monthly The nine most terrifying words… October was a big news month and so I won’t waste a lot of time on commercials except to note that, next week, I’ll be in Singapore for a bunch of meetings and the sixth Asian Surfactant Conference in Singapore. Please join me there, November 8 – 9th at the Marina Bay Sands. On Monday the 7th we have our business training course. I also want to remind readers that if you like this news content, you can get stuff like this every single day, all day, 24/7, 365 (get the picture!) at Subscribe to the dashboard, like I do. You won’t regret it. Now the news: In Berlin, the talk was all about Palm and I expect the same in Singapore next week. As reported by ICIS, Malaysia’s crude palm oil (CPO) production increased for the second month running in September, but crude palm kernel oil (CPKO) production declined after recovering in August, according to official data from the Malaysian Palm Oil Board.
The country saw its CPO production increased from 1,701,831 tonnes in August to 1,715,125 tonnes in September, marking a second consecutive month of increase, but still…

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