Each year SNF dedicates almost 1.5% of its turnover to developing new products and procedures and improving our equipment range.

Innovation is the key driver of SNF’s growth.  That is why SNF focuses on research and development in many aspects of our business.  The importance of global networking and collaboration both among the production units of our group and with the end-users of our products has always been recognized as a key factor of innovation.

With strong and efficient research and development, an international network of partners and our focus on growth areas and markets, we are laying the foundations for SNF’s future success.  Our activities are centered on our customers’ needs.  The aim is to optimize the development of new molecules derived from research and to provide increasingly effective technical back-up for SNF’s customers in the field.

    • 200 Field Specialists
    • 380 Scientists
    • 800 Patents
    • 100+ New products and formulations per year
    • Technology & Marketing Intelligence
    • Unique Soft Chemistry enzymatic process

Research & Development

Our research teams conduct ongoing work to create new molecules by using different types of functional monomers to improve the performance of our products constantly.  Our vast local technical network enables us to test our new products in actual field applications.  Moreover, SNF collaborates closely with several clients’ research laboratories and the most prestigious universities.

Process Improvement

In addition to product innovation, SNF dedicates a significant proportion of its resources to continually enhancing the effectiveness of its manufacturing tools.  As a result, SNF has an engineering team that designs and deploys new production lines around the world.  Each new generation increases the competitiveness of our production tools.  What is more, this approach enables us to guarantee the same level of quality to our clients irrespective of the production site.


Our engineering skills also allow us to offer equipment and systems to enable clients to make optimal use of our products.  This is particularly necessary for clients in the oil industry, and SNF has developed a range of systems to fulfill the requirements for pilot projects up to and including large-scale deployments.