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.


  • 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 many other functions.
  • 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 natural polymer products.
  • 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 strive to set a positive, green example for other companies in our industry.

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Coating Testing and Characterization Services

SNP offers a range of testing services to help product development specialists fully understand the properties of their compounds. These include four broad categories of testing: rheological, static and dynamic water retention, barrier coating performance, and surface energy analysis.