Laboratory Services

Surfachem’s laboratory services, formulations and product concepts.

What we do

Surfachem’s laboratory services are integral in building meaningful relationships with our customers and partners. Based within the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, part of the University of Huddersfield, our laboratory facility develops new ideas and innovations to showcase our extensive portfolio of speciality chemical ingredients.

Our team of experts conduct extensive market research, identify upcoming trends, and support customers by providing inspiration and recommendations for their individual projects.

Laboratory work stations and equipment

Who we support

We provide guidance and support to our customers across a range of industries, including our core application areas:

  • Personal Care and Cosmetics
  • Household, Industrial and Institutional Care
  • Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals.

Our mission is to inspire your next formulation line and provide a tailored service to suit your unique journey.

Personal Care products

What’s in it for you?

We’re always on the lookout to share our knowledge further and support more customer journeys across the world; from established companies to start-ups and brands, no matter who you are or where you are based, we are here to help you to get the most out of our ingredients, whilst also solving any potential formulation development issues.

We aim to provide inspiration for new ideas that excite our customers. We truly understand our markets; our team share expertise on the latest innovative ingredients from our suppliers and market trends, to bring ideas to life and ignite passion. Working with our customers, we strive to understand their needs so that we can guide your formulation journey.

With hands on laboratory experience, our Technical Teams can service our customers effectively, identifying trends before others to support speed to market. We offer formulation advice, stability testing, problem solving, and guidelines on processing and scale-up. Our laboratory services highlight our commitment to delivering chemistry for a better life. We look forward to being the inspiration behind your next project.

Get in touch.

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360 Tour

Discover more about our facilities! From testing equipment and production machinery to our concept success stories, explore our Personal Care and Home Care laboratories to find out more.


Our laboratory is at the heart of our success. We are proud to have been recognised for our innovative formulations and concepts via various innovation awards.

Click here to discover our latest formulation innovations.

Product Concepts

Our concepts showcase our broad range of ingredients, whilst also delivering a comprehensive solution to a trend we have identified within the market. The products we formulate offer a sensorial experience for customer’s, enabling them to see how they can utilise our ingredients within their own product development. We use ingredients from across our portfolio to evaluate and showcase how they can be combined to create the perfect product. From surfactants and thickeners to active ingredients and fragrances, our team our on hand to support your individual requirements.

Click here to discover our latest product concepts.

Personal care products for evening use