Dow Corning Corporation
Dow Corning was established in 1943 specifically to explore and develop the potential of silicones. The corporation is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. Headquartered in Midland, Michigan, USA, Dow Corning Corporation is a truly global company with a worldwide distributor network. In Healthcare market, from the hospital operating room to the medicine cabinet, silicones contribute to the health and well-being. Silicone improves the performance of medical devices and healthcare products and makes them more comfortable to use.
Building on our strength in silicon-based technology and our more than 40 years of experience in healthcare, Dow Corning is going beyond our traditional chemistry set to bring you exactly the materials, delivery systems, and solutions you need to develop breakthrough healthcare products and improve existing ones.
Whether for drug delivery, pharmaceutical processing, medical device fabrication, or wound care, you can depend on Dow Corning for enabling solutions that combine the best quality, reliability, and innovation materials science has to offer.
To assure consistent quality in pharmaceutical formulations, Dow Corning® products are packaged and tested at the Healthcare Industries Materials Site utilizing principles of GMP guidelines for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).
StepanStepan Company was founded in 1932 by Alfred C. Stepan Jr. Headquartered in Northfield, Illinois, Stepan manufactures basic and intermediate chemicals, including surfactants, specialty products, germicidal and fabric softening quaternaries, phthalic anhydride (P.A.), polyurethane polyols and special ingredients for the food, supplement and pharmaceutical markets.
With more than 2,000 employees and 17 manufacturing locations worldwide, Stepan is one of the largest surfactant manufacturers in the world. Surfactants are a key ingredient in consumer and industrial cleaning compounds, and Stepan provides expertise for commercial and industrial applications, ranging from emulsifiers for agricultural insecticides to agents used in oil recovery.
Stepan produces other specialty chemicals, often custom-made to meet individual needs. These include flavors, emulsifiers and solubilizers used in the food and pharmaceutical industries.
Stepan Lipid Nutrition ingredients support the pharmaceutical markets in the following areas:
- Solubilizer and carrier for active ingredients (usually for fat soluble ingredients)
- Excipient as a semi-solid fat source for solid dosage forms
- Anti-microbial and preservative in liquid pharmaceutical systems
- Medical food and clinical nutrition