President's message

Dear visitor,

Welcome to the website of CESIO, the European association representing producers of surfactants and intermediates. We hope that you find our site interesting and informative.

CESIO represents a major European industry, with more than 40 member companies producing over 3 million tonnes of surfactants annually, most of which are used within the EU.

Surfactants touch our lives in many ways. Most of us know them through our daily washing and cleaning products, either for ourselves, our clothes or our homes. Surfactants are also vitally important in industry, playing a key role in the manufacture of textiles, paints and metal articles and in the production of oil and gas.

At CESIO we take our responsibilities as suppliers of chemical-based products that may be found in every home and workplace seriously. Through this website we hope you will gain a better understanding of the contribution of surfactants to modern life and how we work with our suppliers, customers and regulators to ensure the products we supply are safe, sustainable and effective, and make a positive contribution to health and well-being.

John Hibbs
President, CESIO