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Modern Slavery Policy

Surfachem parent company. 2M Holdings Group has a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery and is fully committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all of its business dealings and relationships.

Modern slavery is a crime resulting in an abhorrent abuse of the human rights of vulnerable workers. It can take various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking.

To read the policy statement in full, please click here [Redirects to 2M Holdings website]


Technical and R&D @Surfachem

Surfachem are investing heavily in technical and regulatory support to their business partners.

Our Technical Development Facility within the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre at the University of Huddersfield, UK, and fully equipped R & D Laboratory in San Paolo, Brasil, are a focal point for the development of new formulations and applications incorporating the latest ingredients and technologies.

Catalysts for success.

We are the key technical interface for customers and suppliers,providing formulation assistance and troubleshooting for the cosmetics & personal care, household and I&I, pharmaceutical applications. Our focus is to have the right products, tools and support essential for you to succeed: formulations and new technologies, regulatory advice, problem solving customer service, logistical set up and supply chain network.

You can also subscribe to our Innovation Corner Newsletter highlighting latest market trends, developments and insights from the personal care & cosmetics, and household and I&I markets.

Pharmaceutical Grade Lactose and Flavours


Our manufacturing partner, Sheffield Bio-science (Kerry) is the world’s leading Pharmaceutical grade Lactose provider. In collaboration with them, Surfachem offer industry’s most extensive Pharmaceutical grade Lactose product line to include Anhydrous, Spray Dried, Crystalline Monohydrate and Inhalation grades of Lactose. Included in these four main categories are 25 different grades of Lactose which differ in PSD and functionalities.

All grades are manufactured at cGMP/FDA certified facility and comply with latest EP/BP/USP monograph. Majority of the grades are stored at our warehouse in Elland near Leads, hence are readily available in both, commercial lots and sampling packs.

For more information, please contact us or refer to Kerry’s website.



Surfachem offers the most comprehensive range of Food and Pharmaceutical grade Flavours, via our manufacturing partner Kerry.

Our strengths include –

  • A global team of experienced Flavourists & Formulators.
  • Most extensive range of Flavours accompanied with DMFs.
  • Internal processing of flavour chemicals.
  • New flavour development based on taste-trend analysis and sensory benchmarking.
  • Superior matching capabilities.
  • On-going research on molecules and natural raw materials.
  • Enhanced shelf-life oriented flavour creation.
  • Flexible pack sizes to meet your, few kgs to hundreds of kgs, requirement.

For more information, please contact us or refer to Kerry’s website.


Do Surfachem charge for delivery?

UK and Ireland

For standard deliveries within the UK and Ireland there are no extra charges, the price you are quoted is the delivered price.

International business

Contact the international sales team for pricing details regarding our global delivery terms.


Do Surfachem charge for pallets and packaging?

No, Surfachem does not charge or require a deposit to be paid for any pallets and packaging.


What pack sizes are available?

Our pack sizes vary depending on product and can be flexible to meet customer requirements.

The majority of the materials available from Surfachem are available in multiples of c. 25kg, 200kg, 1000kg. 1 and 5kg are available for colours.


Do you have a minimum order quantity?

No, we have no set minimum order quantity. We will usually happily accept orders for individual quantities of the smallest packsize available for each product.


Do you have a minimum order value?

Yes, we encourage customers to place orders to the minimum value of £375 (excluding VAT) to avoid a surcharge to this value.


What is your standard delivery time?

Within the UK and Ireland

For a product that is in stock standard delivery to the UK and Ireland is usually within three working days.

International business

Contact the international sales team for details.


Can you do next day delivery?

This is possible in most instances within the UK and Ireland if the product is in stock and an order is placed before 12.00pm.


Can I try a material?

Yes, we have a sampling service available for all our customers.


How do I set up an account?

If you would like to set up an account with Surfachem please contact our UK or Export sales teams.


What payment methods are available?

Surfachem's preferred form of receipt is bank transfer (BACS/Chaps) but we are able to accept cheques / cash.  We will also look to utilise various alternative banking receipt methods dependant on the geographical area and nature of the business (ie Letters of Credit, Cash against Documents etc)


Where do Surfachem operate globally?

We export to over 90 countries around the world including; Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australasia, Far East, South/Central/North America.

We also have sales teams based in Poland, Norway and Brazil.


Can you match a product specification?

Our technical team are happy to analyse specifications to see if Surfachem can provide an alternative material.


Can you source chemicals?

We have a highly trained team offering sourcing and supplier rationalisation programmes.


Can Surfachem supply other chemical products that are not on the website?

Yes, the majority of our products are advertised on our website but if you cannot find what you are looking for please contact us.


Do you supply fragrances?

Yes, Surfachem distributes fragrances for Givaudan in the UK and Eire.


Can Surfachem help with my formulation problems?

Yes, we have a dedicated technical team who are happy to help with formulations issues and problem solving.

Surfachem has a large team of graduate chemists who provide expertise from a wide range of backgrounds and experience.


Are you able to make a formulation for me?

No, Surfachem does not currently offer any contract formulation services.

We do have an extensive series of example formulations on our website to help our customers when formulating.


Do you have a laboratory?

Surfachem has opened a new technical laboratory within the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre at The University of Huddersfield, Yorkshire, UK.


Can Surfachem supply fully formulated products?

Most of the materials available from Surfachem are ingredients but we do supply many fully formulated concentrates and ready to use products.


Do your products have any specific handling and storage requirements?

All chemicals are different and have to be handled accordingly. All Surfachem products are supplied with a material Safety Data Sheet (SDS) which outlines the health and safety precautions and storage recommendations.

Please note: It is common for products to experience seasonal changes in appearance as a result of ambient temperature. For more information please refer to a materials SDS or contact us.

Pharmaceutical Emulsifiers and Surfactants

Surfachem can supply a comprehensive portfolio of pharmaceutical grade surfactants and emulsifiers. Whether developing creams, lotions or ointments, we have a variety of solutions to offer.

Surfachems ‘key range' of surfactants are suitable for both Pharmaceutical and Personal care applications.

The majority of products are manufactured at GMP facilities and comply to the latest EP/BP/USP monographs.

The surfactants and emulsifiers available from Surfachem are suitable for a variety of dosage forms.

Listed below are some of the key categories of products available:


Not Registered ?

Registered Users can download SDS and Product Data Sheets/Specifications and access our Formulations.

If you would like to set an account up, please contact us.

Product Disclaimer

Please note - certain products are only available in specific countries.

For more information please contact us.

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