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Ethylene-acrylic Acid Copolymer
SNP ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer (EAA) dispersions (S-1902-L and S-1903-L) provide properties of both ethylene (crystallinity, chemical, water, and moisture resistance) and acrylic acid (adhesion, polarity, toughness and strength) chemistries.

  • Sodium Alginate Manufacturing Company
    SNP has a broad range of resins and thickeners for the water-based gravure, flexography and screen printing markets.
  • Sodium Alginate Manufacturing Company
    SNP carries natural and synthetic thickeners for Drilling and Fracking. These include synthetic products are used for bit cooling and lubrication, as well as cutting and mud suspension and removal; natural and synthetic hydrocolloids for use as proppant; and polyvinyl alcohol for oil field cementing.
  • Sodium Alginate Manufacturing Company
    SNP offers textile rheology modifiers such as guar gum, xanthan gum, and sodium alginate; as well as our line of S-1700 synthetic thickeners. We also have a full line of polyvinyl alcohols for warp sizing.
  • Sodium Alginate Manufacturing Company
    SNP barrier coatings for board and paper are designed to repel or resist oil, oxygen, water, and water vapor for applications from food to anti-corrosive wraps.
  • Sodium Alginate Manufacturing Company
    After 30 years of innovation and service, SNP has long been a cornerstone in America’s paper and paper products industry. SNP manufactures a variety of products from synthetic and natural rheology modifiers to coatings and adhesives.
  • Sodium Alginate Manufacturing Company
    SNP chemists use Sodium Alginate and other seaweed extracts to create a variety of standard alginate products, specialty alginates, and a myriad of chemical formulations.
  • Sodium Alginate Manufacturing Company
    At SNP, we make most of our products using natural polymers. Almost all are 100% natural, and 100% biodegradable. We make every effort to avoid wasting natural resources, and we strive to set a positive, green example for other companies in our industry.

SNP's Core Strengths:

Creating Solutions

For over 30 years SNP, Inc., a privately owned specialty chemical company in Durham, NC, has specialized in creation and processing of synthetic and natural-based water-soluble polymers. For years, SNP, Inc., (formerly Syn-Chem, Inc.) has been synonymous with rheology modifiers and thickeners in the paper industry. We are world-class providers of polymers and additives to paper, textiles, adhesives and the coating industry. Our polymer technology is driven by customer needs and springs from years of accumulated research. Whether its polyesters, polyurethanes or latex polymers, make SNP your first stop when formulating a new product. We also offer rheological, materials, and applications testing as well as custom polymer synthesis. Remember, at SNP, we don’t just create products; we create solutions! We are committed to providing our customers with high quality products, superior technical support and economical pricing.