UK Manufacturing

SNF UK have completed the initial construction phase of the Billingham (Teesside) Production site.

The 1st production line, for cationic inverse emulsion, is now operational and is producing material
to primarily support the water and wastewater treatment industry.

Construction of the 2 nd and 3rd lines (Anionic Inverse Emulsion) as well as Bio-Acrylamide is underway
and is targeted at serving the anticipated demand for EOR applications in the North Sea.

The site will be developed further in line with future market and customer demand.

SNF UK is a subsidiary of the French SPCM Group – world leader in polyacrylamide and associated
acrylic chemistries used in water intensive industries such as Water and Wastewater treatment, Oil
& Gas production, Pulp & Paper production, Mining and Personal Care.

Commenting on the project, SNF UK’s Operations Director, Andy Helliwell said “The commissioning
of the initial phase of the Billingham site is a significant milestone for SNF UK and is a strengthening
of our European manufacturing base and ability to serve what is a rapidly growing market”.

UK General Manager for SNF, Andrew Woollin added “Billingham will be the second major
integrated production site for SNF in Europe and significantly increases both our security of supply to
customers and production capacity. Billingham is also an ideal location to manufacture due to its
skilled local labour force and its proximity to the North Sea, where demand for our products is
expected to increase”.