About our Surface Chemistry business

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 also 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 creating 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.

We have 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
Mumbai, India
Shanghai, China
Stenungsund, Sweden

Our terms and conditions

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A global specialty chemicals leader

We are Nouryon

Your partner in essential chemistry
for a sustainable future

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.