President's message

Dear visitor, UsersGuestTemp22 11 2018 15 39 27 4

A warm welcome to the CESIO website! CESIO is the European association representing producers of surfactants and intermediates. We hope that you find our site interesting, informative and useful.

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 have numerous indispensable uses and are important in our lives in many ways. Most of us know them from their use in our daily washing and cleaning products; either through personal cleansing, or cleaning our clothes or our homes - contributing to the health and wellbeing of millions of people around the world. However, surfactants also play vital roles in industrial applications such as in the manufacture of textiles, paints and metal articles and in the production of oil and gas.

CESIO has the responsibility of helping its members to supply surfactants and intermediates to the market which are effective, safe and sustainable by continually working with suppliers, customers and regulators on numerous topics. Through this website we hope you will gain a good understanding of the contribution of surfactants to modern life and the workings of CESIO.

If ever you have any questions about CESIO, please send us an email with your question to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dr. Hermann Bach
President, CESIO