Delivering chemistry for a better life

Leading industry trends in chemical ingredients distribution.

Since our creation in 1981, Surfachem, a 2M Group Company, has developed into a leading distributor of surfactants and speciality chemicals.

Across a range of market sectors, we supply a broad range of speciality ingredients for industry leading manufacturers including Shell, Stepan, Lubrizol, Evonik, Solvay and Jungbunzlauer.

Our approach is to act as a synergistic link between our suppliers and customers to deliver chemistry for a better life™.

Our Core Markets

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Our Speciality Ingredient Portfolio

Surfachem distribute an extensive portfolio of speciality chemical ingredients including:

And many more...

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Our Global Capabilities

With customers in over 65 countries and teams in Benelux, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Nordics, Poland and Spain, wherever our customers are in the world, Surfachem offers a tailored service to meet their needs.

Our Expertise

Whether you are looking for that next great idea, seeking help with regulatory issues or looking to improve your product performance, Surfachem can help. Every day we support hundreds of customers by providing a global ingredient portfolio, exceptional technical knowledge and logistical expertise.

From established companies to start-ups and brands, no matter who you are or where you are based, we are here to help develop your next generation of products.

Our skilled team are industry experts in ingredient selection, formulation design and stability testing. We are constantly scanning the market to identify the latest trends.

In response to our findings, we create fully formulated product concepts at our technical laboratory facilities in Huddersfield (3M Buckley Innovation Centre), Germany and Brazil.

To find out more visit our formulation library.




2M Group of Companies acquires natural consumer stain company Warwick Equest and rebrands as 2M Equest


2M Group of Companies acquires Laurichem USA and establishes 2M Laurichem


2M Group of Companies acquires Spanish manufacturer and distributor Laboratorios Prady Normapiel


2M Group of Companies acquires Spanish distributor Chemir


2M Group of Companies acquires Italian distributor Bregaglio


2M Group of Companies acquires Evonik Goldschmidt UK


2M Group of Companies acquires French distributor Ingretech


2M Group of Companies are awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade


2M acquires German distributor FrankenChemie and rebrands as Surfachem Deutschland


Surfachem acquires Vitrine Brasil and rebrands as Surfachem Brasil


Surfachem Nordic formed in joint venture with Detensio AS


Surfachem sets up regional subsidiary Surfachem Polska


Surfachem appointed as UK & Ireland distributor by Evonik


Surfachem & SampleRite joins 2M Group of Companies

Late 1990's

Surfachem appointed as UK & Ireland distributor by Lubrizol, formally Noveon / BF Goodrich

Early 1990's

Surfachem appointed as UK & Ireland distributor by Shell Chemicals

Early 1990's

Surfachem appointed as UK & Ireland distributor by Stepan, formally Manro


Surfachem establishes SampleRite as an independent sample service provider


Surfachem distribution centre opens in Elland, Yorkshire


Surfachem established

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