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Syensqo offers a wide range of products and solutions designed for enterprises and small businesses across a variety of industries. 

Organic amines, primary, secondary and tertiary fatty amines, are well known for their use as synthesis intermediates for cationic, amphoteric and nonionic surfactants.

They also play an important role in many processes which require the amine chemicals to function as additives to improve the efficiency and reliability.

  • Amine Ether
  • Amines
  • Fatty Amines
  • Specialty Amines

Syensqo has over 60 years of experience in the UV stabilization of polymers and has developed innovative additive technologies that have helped the plastics industry grow. Our products serve a critical role in effectively enhancing physical properties and in preventing color fade, surface crazing, and gloss loss in plastic and coatings. We focus on understanding the needs of individual customers and markets to continuously develop innovative UV stabilizer solutions that address specific market and application needs. Our global technical support team partners with customers to understand their specific application requirements and identify solutions that help polymers last longer and perform better.

Syensqo’s polymer additives offer a range of technically superior products that enhance the performance of agricultural films, automotive interiors and exteriors, rotomolded parts, membranes, building and construction parts, performance fibers, coatings, electronic components, and a variety of other plastic applications. 

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We are a top tier supplier to the aerospace market known for our engineerd materials technology leadership and the value we bring to our customers: scale and technical capability, profitability in the top quartile of peers, double-digit earnings growth in previous business cycles.

Combining 50 years of technology heritage, a comprehensive product portfolio and expertise in design materials and process engineering we deliver innovative customer solutions that maximize technology capability and simplify manufacturing.  

We also provide advanced composite and adhesive materials for extreme-demand environments, radical temperature changes, aircraft material expansion and contraction and other external conditions. 

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With more than 140 years of experience in the vanillin industry, we have pioneered advances in vanillin and ethylvanillin production. Aware of the growing consumer demand for healthier and more natural products, we have also made natural vanillin accessible to everyone with Rhovanil® Natural, our trusted natural vanillin range made through the fermentation of a non-GMO rice bran oil by-product.
Syensqo has developed state of the art processes for vanillin and ethylvanillin which are fully integrated in a single site from catechol to ensure food safety and no cross contamination risk. These routes are acknowledged as the Best Available Technologies in terms of reduced water and energy consumptions to obtain for instance a high-purity vanillin, with a consistent focus on product traceability.
Our products are compliant with the most demanding quality certifications. They ensure food safety, GMO-free, HACCP conformity, non-allergen, Kosher, and Halal certifications according to customer needs.

  • Vanillin
  • Ethylvanillin
  • Natural Vanillin
  • Cyclopentanone

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Lithium salts (LiTFSI - lithium bis-trifluoromethanesulfonimide) have become an essential component of Li-ion batteries for electric vehicles.

Syensqo LiTFSI is the lithium salt market reference with outstanding electrochemical properties, high stability (chemical and thermal) that ensure safety and performance to its main end-use applications: electrical vehicles, e-bikes, flat panel screens, smartphone, laptop & powertools.

We also offer Lithium Cryolite (Li3AlF6), which is used for the production of abrasives, welding agents and soldering agents.

  • Lithium Chemicals

We produce Diphenols, which are organic molecules resulting from the controlled oxidation of phenol. We provide in particular hydroquinone, catechol and derivatives: MEHQ, TBC (4-tert-Butylcatechol), guaiacol, veratrole, guetol, ODEB, PDMB and vanillin. These products fully meet the specific needs of the agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and monomer inhibitors markets.

  • Diphenols
  • Hydrocarbon Monomers

Syensqo leads the way in developing innovative, proprietary products and technologies based on phosphorus chemistry. Our products provide solutions  in a range of applications: fumigation, electronics, fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, catalyst ligands, coatings and quantum dots, among others.

Rooted in a philosophy of constant evolution, we prioritize staying ahead in the ever-changing landscape. Global minded and forward thinking, we partner with our customers to support their applications today and innovate for their needs tomorrow. We are fueled by our customers’ desire to stay one step ahead of their increasingly challenging business environments using our unparalleled industry experience.

We have the research and scale-up capabilities to produce new products and are prepared to navigate development and regulatory challenges. Our ISO-certified sites in Niagara Falls, Canada and Oldbury, England, are globally integrated research, small-scale and industrial-scale manufacturing locations. At Syensqo we work with our customers to safely and efficiently meet their purity, regulatory, logistics, supply and scale-up needs to transition chemistries from lab quantities to industrial scale production.
Together with our customers, we can unlock the potential of phosphorus chemistry to deliver more in the future.

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Syensqo, a leading global supplier of guar derivatives for over 70 years, offers a comprehensive range of guar products, including Cationic guars for excellent conditioning effects and solubility in water, and Nonionic guars for thickening and film-forming in a wide range of applications. Both variants, derived naturally from guar plant seeds, are known for their high lubricity, exceptional salt and alcohol tolerance, and emulsion stabilization properties. 

In addition to product excellence, Syensqo has been actively involved in empowering Indian guar bean farmers since 2015 through its Sustainable Guar Initiative program, fostering an inclusive and sustainable guar supply chain in India. 
Syensqo also offers soil-release polymers to boost cleaning in washing powders and liquids to maintain fabric’s whiteness as well as a range of synthetic polymers for hard surface cleaners.

Our polymers portfolio includes:

  • Biobased polymers
  • Inverse emulsion polymers
  • Monomers
  • Specialty monomers
  • Synthetic polymers (Polyacrylate, PET, ...)

Syensqo specializes in manufacturing solvents derived from amide, ester, dibasic ester, or their blends. Our versatile range of solvents finds application across multiple markets, including Agriculture and Feed, Industrial Applications, and Consumer Goods.

Syensqo agricultural specialties Green Solvents are tailored to ease crop protection formulations by delivering top-tier performance with sustainability at heart: offering the safest toxicity and ecotoxicity profiles. They enable the development of more complex formulations incorporating novel active ingredients (a.i.) and modes of action including combinations of existing active ingredients and/or biorationals.

Dibasic ester-based solvents play a significant role in treating metals, surface coatings, paint formulations, and industrial cleaning processes. Their key attributes encompass ready biodegradability, low VOC emissions, non-toxicity, and eco-friendliness, meeting the increasing demand for products aligned with stringent environmental and usage standards.

Our solvents portfolio includes:

  • Green Solvents
  • Flame Retardants
  • Hydrocarbon

Syensqo offers a range of fine chemical intermediates used in a variety of applications: fertilizer, artificial fabrics, plastic parts for automobiles, paints and varnishes, inks, etc.

  • Nitric Acid

Syensqo's broad portfolio of specialty polymers includes over 35 brands available in over 1,500 formulations designed for use in demanding applications around the world. Our specialty polymers are specifically engineered to address the challenges that design engineers face every day, meeting critical performance requirements for key markets: Automotive, Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Batteries, Healthcare and many more.

  • Aromatic polyamides
  • Aromatics
  • Aromatics, Sulfones
  • Fluorinated Fluids
  • Fluoropolymers
  • High Performance Polyester
  • Polyethylene
  • Polyolefin
  • Polyvinylidene Chloride

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Syensqo supplies the entire spectrum of surfactant chemistries — cationic, anionic, non-ionic and amphoteric — tailoring their functions to a wide array of customer needs; e.g. bioactivation, foaming, antifoaming, surface modification, cleansing, emulsification, demulsification, rheology modification, texturization, ...

Syensqo ranks first worldwide in mild surfactants and holds leading positions in amphoteric surfactants and phosphate ester anionic surfactants.

Committed to sustainability, Syensqo boasts a global footprint dedicated to the production of primary non-ionic surfactants that significantly reduces its needs for raw materials transportation.

Syensqo develops innovative surfactant systems  to provide solutions to its customers’ challenges:

Cost-effective performance; e.g. our structured surfactant liquids Miracare® SLB that boosts moisturizing and creamy texture effects of shower gels and shampoos or our Geronol® CF/AR bio-activator for concentrated glyphosate herbicide formulations
Sustainable products; e.g. our Miranol® range of amphoacetates is certified by Ecocert

  • Amphoteric
  • Anionic
  • Blend
  • Cationic
  • Non-ionic