Surfactants for Fabric Softening and Conditioning


Stepan Company offers surfactants for fabric softening and conditioning that are reviewed and approved under the surfactant screen of the U.S. EPA Safer Choice Standard and listed on the CleanGredients online database. These surfactants are primarily used to formulate household, institutional, and industrial fabric softener formulations, and serve as a starting point for the formulator when selecting environmentally favorable ingredients.


 Surfactants for fabric softening and conditioning have several benefits:

  • Very good re-wetting.
  • Non-yellowing to clothes.
  • Readily biodegradable.

Check out STEPANTEX® VT-90, a tallow-derived softening agent.  

Learn more about the these surfactants under Documents to the right.

Possible replacement to

Hazardous surfactants in cleaning products.