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For the world’s customers of chemical ingredients, ranging from massive multinationals through to small and entrepreneurial alchemists Surfachem is the catalyst for success.

Our journey began in 1981. Over this time Surfachem has grown to become the leading, UK based, global distributor of surfactant & speciality chemicals into a wide range of industry sectors including;

  • Personal Care
  • Homecare
  • Industrial and Institutional
  • Pharmaceutical

In 2007 we became part of the 2M Holdings Ltd Group.

We have a strong belief that through our vision, we can truly distribute chemicals and deliver advantage.


To be the distributor of choice for worldwide consumers of surfactants and speciality chemicals by offering innovative and sustainable solutions supported by technical expertise and a flexible, friendly service.

Catalysts for success.


We're much more than a supplier of chemicals. We're the place to go for technical knowledge, market expertise and product insights.
We help ambitious businesses overcome hurdles and maximise opportunities by understanding their business, solving their problems and sharing intelligence about tomorrow's opportunities.
Whether we're talking to one of our customers or principals our ethos is always the same, the key is getting to know the businesses we work with so we understand how they work, what they need and where they want to be.
Through a personal approach, we build strong relationships so we can provide an exceptional, tailored service and help all our partners use chemical distribution to power greater success.
Sometimes the future of your business relies on who you know as much as what you know.

Personal Care

Surfachem offer a vast array of products into the personal care industry sourced from market leading manufacturers. Our range of products allow the formulator to manufacture products into all sectors within personal care including skincare, bath and shower, suncare and colour cosmetics. Product groups include surfactants(amphoteric), surfactants(anionic), surfactants(cationic), surfactants(natural), surfactants(nonionic), rheology modifiers, emulsifiers, skincare and haircare actives, emollients to name a few.


Household, I&I and Industrial

Surfachem's surfactants form a comprehensive range of ingredients on which to build robust formulations for household, I&I and car care formulations. In addition to surfactants, Surfachem offer a full range of products for these sectors, from rheology modifiers and builders to polymers for a streak free finish.


Pharmaceutical Ingredients

Surfachem offer a range of pharmaceutical excipients for use in solid and liquid dosage forms. We have selected a range of products from the highest quality suppliers to build an extensive portfolio for pharmaceutical formulations.


Distribution network

With a Head Office based in Leeds, England, Surfachem has a network of sales managers who coordinate sales throughout the UK, Poland, Norway, Benelux and into our expanding international markets. With centrally located warehousing, an experienced in house shipping team and a network of agents in key markets, Surfachem is able to offer a flexible delivery service that meets the requirements of our customers and relevant local legislations around the globe.


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Abrasives Esters Pain Relief
Acne/Blackhead Removal Exfoliants Petroleum Jelly
Actives Exotic Butters Pigments/colours
Anti-Ageing Eyes Powder
Antibacterials Facial Preservatives
Anti-Cellulite Facial Cleansing Rheology Modifiers
Anti-Dandruff Facial Moisturising Shampoo
Baby Care Products Fillers Shaving Products
Body Cleansing Foundation Silicones
Botanicals Fragrance Skin Care
Butters Fragrances Soaps/Syndets
Chelating Agents Hair colour intermediates Specialty Chemicals
Cleaning and Sanitation Hair Styling Sun Care Products
Cleaning Detergents Hand/Foot Care Sunscreens
Cleansing Bars Humectants Surfactants
Conditioning Lip Care Tanning Agents
Deodorant/AP Liquid Paraffin Texturing Agent
Ecological Cleaning Mouthwash Thickeners
Emollients Nails Toothpaste
Emulsifiers Naturals Vitamins
Essential Oils Oils Waxes

Upcoming Events

in-cosmetics Korea 2019

Hall C, Coex, Seoul, South Korea
26 - 28 June 19

Naturals in Cosmetic Science Conference

Brookes Building, Manchester, UK
2 – 3 July 2019

SCSS 10th Suppliers Day - Singapore

Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road, Singapore. 238865
30 August 2019

California SCC - Suppliers' Day 2019

Long Beach Convention Center
2 - 3 October 2019

in-cosmetics North America 2019

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York
23 - 24 October 2019

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