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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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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.

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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

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Surfactants Monthly Review – May 2016

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Surfactants Monthly Review – May 2106 The Greatest of All Times Lands a Solid Right May’s highlight for me was, of course our 6th ICIS Surfactant Conference in New York. I will make some observations about that in a separate post. If you missed New York, we are going to be in Berlin, September 15th and 16th for our European Conference. Speakers include L’Oreal, McBride, Reckitt Benckiser, Fair Trade (yes that one; talking sustainable coconut derivatives), Dow, Farabi and Nexant among many others. We will have a return exclusive talk from Modular Genetics whose platform could, just possibly, up-end our industry (and that’s not my hype, that’s Unilever talking – at our recent seminar in May). We’ll also be presenting the exclusive analysis of the 2nd annual surfactant value chain survey. We’re at a new venue, the Intercontinental and I am assured that the space will sell out fast. Please register while you’re thinking about it now. End of commercial. Now onto the news. If you like what you read here, it is mostly provided courtesy of ICIS and so for real-time feeds across all markets, you should subscribe at Yes, I’m a real user, not a paid endorser!…

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