Industrial expertise in dyes to create your colours.

Research & Development

In a competitive environment, research and development lie at the heart of Steiner’s strategy: its market share is dependent on its innovations. Its scope is relatively broad: development of new products, improvement of existing products, optimisation of processes, etc. The main missions of the Research & Development Department are to:
  • carry out research into suitable raw materials
  • perform laboratory or pilot tests
  • prepare for the industrialisation phase
  • perform tests on production lines
  • monitor product start-up
  • monitor the competition and anticipate market demand
  • fine-tune the formulation
  • invent new products in line with customer demand
To fulfil these missions, Steiner has a very active Research & Development Department, allowing it to synthesise, develop and formulate all types of dye substances for increasingly varied applications:
  • Paper
  • Textiles
  • Leather
  • Wood
  • Petroleum and oil
  • Inks and miscellaneous
Our R&D Department is at our customers’ disposal for the development of specific studies fo industrialisation on the site, in the strictest confidence, and in line with customers’ specifications.

Optimisation of synthesis processes for environmentally-friendly chemistry (with significant efforts dedicated to COD-type pollution) along with ongoing research into the most economical synthesis routes and processes also form an integral part of the department’s work. The team involved in this work consists of a Doctor of Chemical Engineering and 3 technicians. Our technical resources include reactors, autoclaves (pressurised chemistry), ultra-filtration and nano-filtration equipment and an industrial pilot unit, in addition to “conventional” chemical synthesis equipment.


Product Families
Product name
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Oil and fuel industry

We produce denaturing solutions and diesel markers
Our products are intended for dyeing domestic heating oil, marine fuel and agricultural fuel, along with lamp oil, kerosene, etc. These dyes are also used as non-fiscal markers to enable detection of fraud or theft.

Paper industry

A major European player, we have built up a solid reputation for our expertise in the production of dyes for packaging cardboard/kraft paper, sanitary/tissue paper, office and graphic paper, special papers, etc. Our experts will advise you and help you optimise your dyeing costs on the basis of your specifications.

Textile industry

We propose comprehensive ranges for dyeing wool, polyamide and cellulose fibres: acid dyes, heliacids, sulphones, high-affinity dyes, stelanes, metalliferous dyes, “nylasol lumière” and “direct lumière” dyes (widely used to dye furnishing and clothing textiles).

Leather industry

Our expertise means that we can meet your quality requirements, whatever your support: wet section dyes, finishing dyes, and also auxiliary products necessary for dyeing operations.