Surfachem Surfachem

2 The Embankment
Sovereign Street
United Kingdom

+44 1133 949 200



Surfachem’s Pharmaceutical division offers a range of high quality excipients and active pharmaceutical ingredients to pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, biotech and drug discovery companies to meet their formulation requirements and manufacturing timelines


Since the birth of Surfachem in 1981, we have grown to become a leading UK-based speciality chemical distributor, spanning across a variety of sectors.

A lot has changed over the years – but one thing that hasn’t is our reputation for exceptional technical knowledge, market expertise and innovation, all of which are underpinned by our vision of delivering chemistry for a better life.

In 2007, we became part of the 2M Holdings Ltd Group. Working within 2M, our strategy continues to focus on developing and maintaining long standing relationships with both our chemical manufacturers and customers.

Pharmaceuticals & Nutraceuticals

At Surfachem, we offer an extensive range of ingredients across the Pharmaceutical & Nutraceutical sectors.

Maintaining long standing relationships with leading manufacturers including Kerry, AAK and Salicylates & Chemicals, we pride ourselves in a flexible, customer-orientated approach, acting as a synergistic link between our suppliers and our customers.

Our primary pharmaceutical sectors include Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API’s) and Excipients. Within these sectors, here’s a selection of some of our key ingredient functions.

  • Coatings
  • Flavours
  • Fillers
  • Co-processed Excipients
  • Emulsifiers
  • Lubricants
  • Preservatives
  • Solubilisers
  • Pharmaceutical grade Natural oils

Our Nutraceutical offering includes:

  • Coatings
  • Fillers
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Flavours

Legislation? We’ve Got It Covered

We offer full technical support throughout all stages of your new product development. Surfachem has invested heavily in technical and regulatory support to its business partners including a technical laboratory within the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre (University of Huddersfield, UK).

We strive to consistently ensure that the products we supply are manufactured, packed and handled in accordance with EU GMP, FDA and ICH Q7 guidelines. We also ensure that we comply with the latest EP/BP/USP monographs.

What’s more, Surfachem is ISO 9001:2015 certified, ESAD assessed, and our Quality Management System/Warehouse is regularly audited by pharmaceutical companies. We are a fully participating member of the Chemical Business Association (CBA) Responsible Care scheme and are registered with the MHRA as an importer and distributor of APIs.

Marketing Authorisation Holders

At Surfachem we love to work with MA Holders, and to support their growth. We have a great track record of helping both established and start-ups MA Holders, to develop their next generation of products.

Distribution Network

With customers in over 65 countries and teams in Benelux, Brazil, France, Germany, Nordics, Poland and the UK, wherever our customers are in the world, Surfachem offers a tailored service to meet their needs.

In 2019 2M Holdings were award the prestigious ‘Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade’ in recognition of the groups export expertise and growth.

As a thriving team, there’s no stopping us. We’re always on the lookout for opportunities to grow further and spread our presence into new, developing markets.


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