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SNF United Kingdom

Treating the World’s


Treating the World’s


SNF specialises in water chemistry. The markets SNF serve are driven by the increasing scarcity of natural resources such as water, oil, gas, and minerals. Most of SNF’s product applications either treat and recycle water or minimise water consumption. In addition, SNF helps customers reduce their energy consumption and therefore their carbon footprint.

As a global leader in manufacturing water-soluble polymers, SNF has developed a comprehensive range of products that help to preserve natural resources, encourage recycling, and improve industrial process efficiencies. SNF polymers have several complementary functionalities: flocculation, coagulation, rheology modification, and friction reduction.

SNF United Kingdom


SNF is a specialty chemical group whose products contribute to treating, recycling, preserving water, saving energy, and reducing carbon footprint. A pioneer in soft chemistry, SNF has long been present on all continents, employing 6,600 people. Innovation and movement toward a cleaner, less carbon-intensive world are great accelerators of SNF’s growth.

With a turnover of $3.4 Billion in 2020, SNF is the world’s leading manufacturer of water-soluble polymers and associated monomers. SNF has major production sites in the USA (Riceboro, GA; Plaquemine, LA; Pearlington, MS); Europe (France, UK); and Asia (China, India, Korea), with many smaller plants located throughout the world.


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    Municipal Water Treatment

    SNF is the market leader in the supply of water-soluble polymers used as flocculants in the most demanding solid-liquid separation processes in municipal treatment plants for urban wastewater. Our products help reduce pollution levels in rivers throughout the globe.

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    Industrial Water Treatment

    SNF manufactures flocculants, coagulants, scale inhibitors, defoamers, and metals removal polymers for optimization of industrial water treatment processes and improvement of discharge water quality.

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    Oil & Gas

    SNF offers a broad range of products formulated to provide cutting-edge solutions for Hydraulic Fracturing, Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), Oil Sands, Drilling, Cementing, Well Stimulation, and Production.

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    SNF provides specialty chemicals and services for mineral processing and metallurgical industries, along with water treatment products that helps in water recycling and improvement of discharge water quality.

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    Pulp & Paper

    Water is essential to the paper industry, where it is used to transport cellulosic fibers and mix them with other components. Increased paper and water recycling practices place a heavier burden on improvement of chemistries used to maintain paper and board quality.

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    Home Care I&I

    SNF has developed many high-performance polymers for home care, industrial, and institutional cleaning applications.

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    SNF products improve germination, soil hydro-conductivity, irrigation efficiency, and soil water holding capacity. Our products can also reduce water and wind erosion, as well as crusting.

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    Personal Care

    SNF’s Personal Care Division offers a wide range of polymers for body, skin and hair care. These products are used as rheology modifiers, thickeners, and film formers that provide thickening, conditioning, or suspending effects to personal care formulations as well as secondary sensory benefits for rich, fresh and brillant textures.

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    SNF is a global leader in the field of acrylic thickeners for the textile industry, including chemicals for printing, dying, finishing, and sizing.

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    Civil Engineering

    SNF offers polycarboxylate products that have been developed and tailored to the concrete, cement, grouts, adhesives, coatings, and waterproofing segments of the construction industry.

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    SNF provides customers with sound solutions for the remediation and reclamation of contaminated and non-contaminated sediments. This can take place with any waterway, or any municipal or industrial lagoon.

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    Equipment & Engineering

    SNF is committed to being the industry leader in the engineering/design, fabrication, assembly, testing, and installation oversight of chemical storage, makedown, feed, and dosage control equipment.

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    Explore SNF United Kingdom


    Our products are sold to all markets where water is used:

    • Drinking water production
    • Wastewater treatment
    • Sludge dewatering
    • Oil & Gas production
    • Mining
    • Agriculture
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Textiles
    • Cosmetics
    • Specialty Applications


    SNF is a significant player in the water treatment market and all related applications.  Numerous actions carried out over the last several years in the field of Sustainable Development, particularly regarding environmental, social, and economic issues (i.e., energy balance, carbon footprint, sustainable development, social balance) reflect who SNF are as a company and are evident in the company’s activities.