R&D

INNOVATION AT THE HEART OF OUR STRATEGY

Each year SNF dedicates almost 2% of its turnover to developing new products and procedures and improving our equipment range. 
 

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Our research teams work on developing new molecules by using different types of functional monomers with a view to constantly improving the performance of our products. Our vast local technical network enables us to test our new products in our clients’ regions. Moreover, SNF collaborates closely with several clients’ research laboratories and the most prestigious universities.
 

IMPROVING OUR PROCESSES

In addition to product innovation, SNF dedicates a significant proportion of its resources to continually enhancing the effectiveness of its manufacturing tools. As a result, SNF has an engineering team that designs and deploys new production lines around the world. Each new generation increases the competitiveness of our production tools. What is more, this approach enables us to guarantee the same level of quality to our clients irrespective of the production site.
 

IMPLEMENTING OUR PRODUCTS

Our engineering skills also allow us to offer our clients equipment and systems to enable them to make optimal use of our products. This is particularly necessary for clients in the oil industry, and SNF has developed a range of systems to fulfill the requirements for pilot projects up to and including large-scale
deployments.
 

Innovation is the key driver of SNF's growth. That is why SNF focuses on research and development. The importance of global networking and collaboration both among the production units of our group and with the end users of our products has always been recognized as a key factor of innovation. With strong and efficient research and development, an international network of partners and our focus on growth areas and markets, we are laying the foundations for SNF's future success. Our activities are centered on our customers’ needs. The aim is to optimise the development of new molecules derived from research and to provide increasingly effective technical back-up for SNF's customers in the field.

150 scientists and technicians

100 People on the Engineering team

120 Field technicians

100 new products or formulations every year

500 patents

Technology & Marketing intelligence team

Unique soft chemistry enzymatic process