ZURICH, Switzerland - DKSH, a market expansion services group with a focus on Asia, and Stepan, a manufacturer of specialty and intermediate chemicals used in a broad range of industries, have entered into a distribution partnership for South and Western India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines.

Under the arrangement, DKSH will distribute Stepan’s high-performance surfactants and foam boosters for consumer and household care products, which are used in fabric softeners, household cleaners, industrial and institutional care, among others.