SNF has maintained a strong position in the water treatment sector for decades. To meet the needs of this ever-growing market, we have developed a product range of more than 1,100 organic coagulants and flocculants.  SNF’s range of products cover all global market requirements and have been approved by numerous governmental authorities for use within the scope of established standards.

With more than 50 regional subsidiaries, SNF’s technical teams are able to offer services on a global scale. In combination with regional distributors and resellers, SNF is able to provide polymers that are most suited to our clients’ needs and provide local follow-up and support in the following industries:

  • Automotive
  • Food
  • Water treatment (potable, industrial boiler/cooling)
  • Wastewater treatment (municipal, industrial)
  • Paper
  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Textiles
  • Mining and mineral processing
  • Oil & Gas
  • Erosion Control



SNF is the world’s largest producer of polyacrylamide (PAM), a water-soluble polymer specifically designed to improve the quality and conservation of water.  PAM has a broad variety of industrial and commercial uses as a flocculant, which facilitates the separation of suspended solids from water; as a viscosity modifier, which alters the thickness of liquids; as a drag reducer, which decreases the pressure drop along a segment of pipe; as a superabsorbent, which retains water; and many others.  SNF’s PAM-based polymers improve the use and reuse of water in many markets such as:

  • Municipal and industrial water treatment (incoming raw water, drinking water, and wastewater)
  • Oil and gas exploration and extraction
  • Mining and mineral extraction
  • Pulp and paper manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Personal care and cosmetic formulations
  • Home Care, Industrial & Institutional
  • Textiles
  • Construction

In addition to PAM, SNF also produces specialty chemicals and equipment that complement the application of PAM or improve water utilization:

  • Coagulants (monomer DADMAC, polyDADMAC, Polyamine)
  • Dispersants (various homopolymers, copolymers, and terpolymers)
  • Mining Products (Xanthates, Dust Control, Defoamers, Modifiers)
  • Paper Products (Retention, Drainage, Strength Polymers, Wastewater)
  • Monomers (Acrylamide, ADAME/MADAME, AD/MA Quat, ATBS)
  • Equipment (polymer storage/makedown/dosage control, EOR injection, PowderFrac™)