Treating the World’s


Water-Soluble Polymers

SNF specializes in water chemistry.  Our markets are driven by the increasing scarcity of natural resources such as water, oil, gas, and minerals.  Most of our product applications either treat and recycle water, or minimizes water consumption.  In addition, we help our customers reduce their energy consumption and therefore their carbon footprint.

As a global leader in manufacturing water-soluble polymers, SNF has developed a range of more than 1,000 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.

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 we are as a company and are evident in our activities.

A Letter From Our

CEO & Chairman

Pascal Remy

SNF’s businesses are driven by the increasing scarcity of natural resources: water, minerals and hydrocarbons. We treat the water of more than 750 million people around the world and help several thousand industrial sites to recycle their water. In oil extraction, our products viscosify water, making it possible to increase the recovery rate of oil and massively reduce the consumption of water per produced barrel. In the development of the Canadian oil sands, we treat the lagoons of produced sand in order to restore their initial consistency and allow reforestation.

We are fortunate to be positioned in markets that are at the heart of sustainable development issues. We provide real solutions that help support the growth of our customers while minimizing the environmental footprint of their businesses.

In order to consolidate its leading position, SNF is constantly expanding its product range and reinvesting all of its financial resources in the improvement and expansion of its industrial facilities in order to maintain its competitiveness and that of its customers.


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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, dispersants, scale inhibitors and metals removal polymers for industrial water treatment processes.

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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.

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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 offers products to improve irrigation efficiency, increase water holding capacity, and protect against erosion and 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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    Global Overview

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    (Includes: Production Facilities, Sales Offices, Subsidiaries, and Affiliates)

    Key Figures










    R&D Investment From Sales

    Water Treatment 41%
    Oil & Gas 27%
    Mining 11%
    Paper 8%
    Other 8%
    Monomers 5%


    Assure our clients the most reliable source and the broadest range of water-soluble polymers and services and help them reduce their water and energy needs and their carbon footprint


    Be the world's preeminent provider of water chemistry

    News & Events

    New SNF Factory in Gandhidham, India

    SNF has opened a new manufacturing entity in western India, in the Kutch district of Gujarat state, that is easily accessible via road, railway, sea, and air.