Delivering chemistry for a better life

Leading industry trends in chemical ingredients distribution.

Since our creation in 1981, Surfachem has developed into a leading distributor of speciality chemicals.

Operating in a range of sectors including Personal Care, Household & Industrial Care and Pharmaceuticals, we distribute 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, adding value for all parties within the supply chain.


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

Whether you’re 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 exceptional technical knowledge and logistical expertise.

At Surfachem we are delivering chemistry for a better life.



Key statistics


2M acquires German distributor FrankenChemie and rebrands as Surfachem Deutschland


Surfachem acquires Vitrine Brasil and rebrands as Surfachem Brasil


Surfachem acquires Detensio AS and rebrands as Surfachem Nordic


Surfachem sets up regional subsidiary Surfachem Polska


Surfachem appointed as UK & Ireland distributor by Evonik


Surfachem & SampleRite join 2M Holdings

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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