SNF, headquartered in Andrézieux, France, is a leading global producer of water-soluble polymers with primary manufacturing sites in France, the USA, and China. Over the last 40 years, SNF has developed expertise in polymer chemistries designed for specialty markets, such as personal care and cosmetics.
SNF’s Personal Care Division offers a wide range of rheology modifiers, thickeners, and film formers that provide thickening, conditioning, or suspending effects, as well as various sensorial secondary benefits such as rich feel, glossy texture, and freshness for Skin Care, Hair Care, and Bath & Shower product formulators.
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, including nearly 2,000 in the USA. Innovation and movement toward a cleaner, less carbon-intensive world are great accelerators of SNF’s growth.
With 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.