Who We Are

Surface Chemists is an R&D company based in the technology of surface science. We are the problem solvers – developing and commercializing unique products and processes that allow our customers to:

Accelerate their innovation, differentiate their products, and
increase the value they provide to their customers.

For nearly half a century, the products and services that we provide – along with the relationships that
we build – have made Surface Chemists a trusted partner in the markets that we serve.

Core Values

  • Scientific integrity. Technology and products that work because they are based on sound science.

  • Honesty and ethical behavior in all business interactions

  • Acceptance of risk and tolerance of failure

  • Provision of opportunities for, and encouraging creative contributions

  • Lifelong learning

  • Respect for individuality

  • Personal and collective responsibility, open sharing of collective goals and results.

  • Service – contributing to the welfare of our customers, of society, and of each other.

Fully Equipped Facility

Our people and equipment can take your product idea from concept to commercialization.

SCF’s laboratories are equipped to synthesize surfactants and functional polymers, formulate for wide-ranging applications, and test and evaluate products in the industries where SCF is active. In 2017 Surface Chemists completed an expansion of their lab and pilot development center, more than doubling the size of their existing headquarters. The new laboratories are equipped with the latest in analytical and application specific testing instrumentation, and include a dedicated Class-2 microbiology lab. The facility also includes a pilot scale technology development center, capable of facilitating process and product development in real world applications.

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Highly Experienced Staff

Our chemists, microbiologists and process engineers have strong backgrounds of applied scientific experience in a variety of industries. This cross-disciplined foundation of knowledge, expertise and  functional logic allows us to provide our customers with fast, effective solutions.

SCF’s scientists are experienced in a broad range of technologies, and are adept at solving problems by using materials, processes, and techniques from a variety of sources which would often be unknown to researchers working in a single technology or discipline.

Working collaboratively with our customers, SCF expertise and experience can help those customers drive meaningful innovation more rapidly and with a higher rate of commercial success.

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Defining Innovative Solutions Through Our


Insights and Experience
Problem Solvers
Product Applications and Processes
Development Know-How
Cross-Disciplined Skill Set
Deep Market Expertise


Customized Solutions
Listen and Understand
Suppliers & Academia Alliances
Increase Project Success Rate
Accelerate Time to Market
Extension of Your R&D

Product Supply

Tailored Technologies
Raw Material Sourcing Qualification
Targeted Performance
Consistent Supply
Low Overhead
Not Limited by Feedstock/Equipment


Pilot Work
Equipment Selection
Process Development/Troubleshooting
Broad Industry Experience
Rapid Scale-Up
Individualized Solutions

Industries We Serve

Our products and application expertise cover multiple industries which include

  • Agriculture
  • Household & Institutional Cleaning
  • Industrial Specialties
  • Asphalt Roofing

To better understand what we can do for you,
please visit our section on the Industries we serve.

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