About Nouryon

We are a global specialty chemicals leader. Markets worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items. Building on our nearly 400-year history, the dedication of our 10,000 employees, and our shared commitment to business growth, strong financial performance, safety, sustainability, and innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.

About Surface Chemistry 

Even if you’ve never heard of surface-active agents, you’ve most certainly encountered them in your daily life.

Not only are our products used in a huge range of industrial and consumer products, they are remarkably flexible: they can emulsify, disperse, wet, aggregate, foam, de-foam, disinfect, soften and more.

If you’re hoping to learn more about chemical surfactants – their application uses, functionalities and benefits – you’ve come to the right place.

Our People 

We believe we can only grow our business as fast as we grow our people.

For Surface Chemistry, that means we cultivate some of the industry’s brightest minds with the application know-how, scientific expertise and broad knowledge base required to provide our customers the highest quality service possible.

In addition to our existing products, we’ve built a culture of innovation which results in the continued development of groundbreaking new solutions using cutting edge technologies.

With production and coordinated R&D on four continents, our international reach is unmatched, giving our customers access to resources and opportunities on a global scale.

Our Safety

We care deeply about the safety of our colleagues and everyone we collaborate with, which is the primary driver behind our intense focus on people, product and process safety. We have a zero injury ambition for employees, contractors, clients and everyone else who visits our sites.

To support this objective, we strictly enforce and follow all safety rules and procedures, stop work if behavior or conditions are unsafe, make and distribute products safely, and report any safety concerns immediately.

We believe everyone should feel empowered to take the time to identify and resolve risks in their daily lives, whether they are at home, at a customer site, or at work.

Our History

From our Midwestern beginnings in the Chicago Stock Yards during the 1920s and 1930s to our global expansion in the 1990s, Surface Chemistry has a rich and interesting history, full of innovations, acquisitions and mergers.

During the past century, we have developed a reputation as a leading supplier of specialty surfactants in the world. We have built on this success using a combination of chemical expertise, innovative technology and unique problem-solving capabilities. Best of all, our future is as bright as our history is rich.

Our Locations

A global reach with personalized service.

Boxing, China
Chattanooga TN, USA
Houston TX, USA
Ft. Worth TX, USA
Itupeva, Brazil
Mons, Belgium
Morris IL, USA
Salisbury NC, USA
Stenungsund, Sweden
Stockvik, Sweden

Chicago IL, USA
Stenungsund, Sweden
Shanghai, China
Dubai, UAE

R&D and Tech Service
Bridgewater NJ, USA
Chattanooga TN, USA
Croton River NY, USA
Deventer, The Netherlands
Itupeva, Brazil
Mexico City, Mexico
Mumbai, India
Shanghai, China
Stenungsund, Sweden