Headquartered in France, SNF is the largest polyacrylamide manufacturer and industrial leader in the world. SNF has customers in over 130 countries. The SNF Group comprises subsidiaries and joint ventures in more than 30 countries and operates 20 production sites in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas.
These water soluble polymers are used in drinking water production, wastewater treatment, enhanced oil recovery, mining, paper, agriculture, textile and cosmetics. SNF has a wide product range of more than 1,000 references and introduces around 100 new products every year thanks to a continued investment in research and development.
SNF entered Chinese market in 1992, by license agreement, SNF built first PAM plant in China, 50 kt Petrochina Daqing Oilfield plant. Consequently, in order to provide local sales support and technical service, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou sales office was founded. In 1998, Chinese plant SNF (China) Flocculant Co.,Ltd was established, which can produce full series of Anionic/Cationic Powder, Emulsion, Liquid.
SNF’s operations & practices have got Governmental authorities recognition by having been officially awarded as a “Green Plant”.SNF is aiming at and leading to preserve Environment in the world for the future generation. The harmonious development between people, environment and industry, is leading our development.
Streichenberger switches the business of Oziol in Saint-Étienne from making coal briquettes to making flocculants for water treatment.
FLOcculants + StreichenbERGER = FLOERGER. A brand name is created.
SNF is founded. The company is purchased several times, first by BP France, then by WR Grace. After 8 other unsuccessful projects, the activity is bought out by the management: René Pich, Technical Manager and Hubert Issaurat, Sales Manager. The company employs 25 people and sales reach 2 MFRF for 200 tpa.
SNF purchases the industrial site Chemtall in Riceboro, Georgia, USA. Since then it has become SNF’s largest production site.
SNF contracts with the Chinese company Daqing Oil Fields to construct the largest polymer plant in the world.
An upstream integration is achieved with the construction of NCF in Riceboro, USA to manufacture cationic monomers.
Enzymatic production of acrylamide starts in Andrézieux and production of cationic monomers starts in Saint-Avold.
SNF’s new president is Pascal Remy. Land is purchased in Vizag, India.
SNF signs a major EOR contract with PDO in the Sultanate of Oman.
The construction of the new production site of Plaquemine, Louisiana begins. It is dedicated to the EOR industry. New lines are constructed in China and France.
1992, SNF won tender of Daqing Oilfield 50kt Polyacrylamide Construction Polyacrylamide, which is the key project of China “Eighth-Five” Plan
October 1996, Beijing office was established
November 1997, Shanghai and Guangzhou Branch were established
June, 1998, SNF (China) Flocculant Co.,Ltd was established
October 2001, Anionic Powder Polyacrylamide line was put into operation
January 2002, Acrylamide Monomer line was put into operation
March 2004, Emulsion and Liquid lines were put into operation.
February 2012, Cationic Powder Polyacrylamide line was put into operation.
SNF China is actively present on China market with its main manufacturing locations in Taixing, Jiangsu, which is ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certified.
SNF China is composed by 5 sales office/branches, 1 Specialty Chemicals Division and 1 plant. The dense network ensures us better understand local demands and closely service local customers.
Beijing, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia, Inner Mongolia.
Shanghai, Shandong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Henan, Anhui.
Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Chongqing.
Sichuan, Xinjiang, Tibet.
Specialty Chemicals Division
SCD (Specialty Chemicals Division) is based in Beijing and has regional sales offices in Shanghai and Guangzhou. It focuses on sales in industries like textile, printing & dyeing, cosmetic, personal care, agriculture, etc.