Thursday, 07 March 2019

Dual Education System Registration

From March 2019 Surfachem Deutschland are registered as part of Germany‘s dual education system.

Through the system young people will join Surfachem at our site in Wendelstein, near Nuremberg, as apprentices whilst simultaneously attending school classes.

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Brexit Update - February 2019

With approximately 5 weeks to go until March 29th and the United Kingdom’s intended withdrawal from the European Union, there is still seemingly little certainty as to what terms this exit will be under. As a result Surfachem has implemented a number of contingency measures to mitigate against any interruptions to supply.

Read more: Brexit Update - February 2019

Friday, 22 June 2018

Interview with Dr Richard Smith

Dr Richard Smith, Surfachem's Managing Director, was recently interviewed by Euro Cosmetics to discuss his appointment as the Managing Director of Surfachem's latest acquisition, FrankenChemie.

In the interview Richard explains why Surfachem bought FrankenChemie and the goals for the future. The full interview can be access using the link below.

This interview was originally featured in the June edition of Euro Cosmetics and is reproduced with its permission.

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Thursday, 10 May 2018

Surfachem expands technical sales team at german subsidiary Frankenchemie

Press Release: Surfachem Group
02/05/2018. Leeds, United Kingdom

Following its recent acquisition of German distributor FrankenChemie, Surfachem is delighted to announce the expansion of its German sales team with the appointment of two Technical Sales Managers.

Read more: Surfachem expands technical sales team at german subsidiary Frankenchemie

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Time has come …


After 30 years with our company, Johann Schreiner leaves us to take up new challenges. However, this does not mean a move up on the career ladder, but rather an early leap into pre-retirement and the shaping of his new everyday activities without the demand for "faster - higher - stronger".

Now it's time to experience and enjoy new things while riding on his Harley Davidson. But also time to nurture friendships and to help where help is needed.

During his time at FrankenChemie, Johann Schreiner himself says that it was a stroke of luck for him to be given the chance by the Schindele family to participate in developing a company from a micro-entity into a remarkable medium-sized enterprise. Of course, this would not have been possible without the great competence and loyalty of the employees who have been recruited over the years.

With a smile in one eye and a tear in the other we say goodbye to Johann Schreiner and thank him for his involvement being characterised by the highest level of integrity along with his untiring and successful commitment to the company FrankenChemie.

Edgar, Andreas and Alexandra Schindele

Thursday, 25 January 2018

2M Holdings Ltd, group of companies, expands its presence in Germany, acquiring Franken-Kosmetik-Chemiehandel GmbH & Co. KG

(Nuremberg, Germany)

2M Holdings Ltd (“2M”) is delighted to announce that, following its recent acquisition of Dusseldorf based company CE-O2 GmBH, it has now acquired Franken-Kosmetik-Chemiehandel GmbH & Co. KG (“FrankenChemie”), a privately held, distributor of specialty chemicals, based in Nuremberg, Germany.

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Tuesday, 05 December 2017

TEGO® Solve 90 - our latest PEG-free and COSMOS-certified solubilizer with China IECIC listed INCI name

Tego Solve 90 BILD

TEGO® Solve 90 is fully based on renewable raw materials and is ideal for incorporating essential oils and perfume oils into water based systems. The raw material is cold processable and, in addition to its solubilizing properties, has a very low influence on foaming as well as on the viscosity of surfactant formulations.

TEGO® Solve 90 is extremely mild and has a moisturizing benefit. In addition, the solubilizer is certified according to RSPO and COSMOS and is IECIC listed.



More details of our offer can be obtained on request under

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Welcome to the Sales Team of FrankenChemie


Since early November 2017, our sales team has been further enhanced by Ms. Svenja Salomon.

Until now, Ms. Salomon (M.Sc. in Applied Chemistry) has been responsible for the development of cleansing and nourishing cosmetic products. With her expertise, she will support our team in terms of application technology, and she will also be active in field services.  Here she will focus on natural resources for Personal Care products. 

She will be at your disposal should you require any further information (


Monday, 27 November 2017

Berlin is always well worth a visit – especially for the SEPAWA Congress

sespawa 2017

More than 300 company representatives from Household Care und Personal Care met again in Berlin from October 18th to 20th. The annual congress serves as a platform for the exchange of technical information on new trends and product developments, and also exhibitors present their new product and service offerings.

Read more: Berlin is always well worth a visit – especially for the SEPAWA Congress

Thursday, 16 November 2017

dermofeel® NC - our new IECIC listed PEG-free O/W emulsifier

dermofeel NC BILD

Dermofeel® NC is IECIC listed (China), approved for Cosmos and certified according to RSPO and Halal. Dermofeel® NC is completely based on renewable raw materials. In addition, the emulsifier is particularly suitable for emulsions with a pH value of 3.5 to 8.5 and is very well applicable with organic acids. No polyacrylate based thickeners are required for stabilizing an emulsion with dermofeel® NC; this is a great benefit, especially in the current microplastic debate.

The composition of the dermofeel® NC (INCI: Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate; Glyceryl Stearate Citrate) has been optimized in such a way that its application properties are comparable to those of TEGO® Care PSC 3 (INCI: Polyglyceryl-3 Dicitrate/Stearate).

More information on our offer can be obtained on request under

Thursday, 09 November 2017

TEGO® Feel C 10 – Taking sensory from nature


TEGO® Feel C 10 is our new, completely renewable cosmetic powder consisting of cellulose fibers from sustainable European forestry. The sensory additive is an eco-friendly alternative to microplastics for various leave‑on applications. It improves absorption and reduces the oiliness of cosmetic products on the skin. TEGO® Feel C 10 also absorbs human sebum and provides a mattifying effect.

The raw material can be used in O/W, W/O emulsions and water-free systems. It is suitable for natural cosmetics, face care, color cosmetics or sun care products.  


More details of our offer can be obtained on request under

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Quality and service at a high level

We are pleased to have convinced Mr. Müller with our future-oriented cooperation model.

Mr. Müller, industry insider and know-how-bearer, will in future make his knowledge and experience in application technology available to our customers. This includes not only the transfer of basic knowledge about our products, but also the development of new recipes for and together with our customers. In doing so, absolute discretion applies to us as well as to Mr. Müller, which we of course assure in writing.

Visit us at our SEPAWA booth B 420 and get to know our cooperation partner Mr. Müller and our new service offer. We look forward to seeing you.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Feel the comfort of your skin with TEGO® Pep 4-Comfort

tego pep 4Many people around the world suffer from sensitive skin problems such as itching, burning, irritation, and discomfort. That has led to growing demand for highly effective cosmetic products which enhance skin comfort and soothe stressed skin. High-performance solutions are needed for the challenging task of providing lasting skin relief.
Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH has developed TEGO® Pep 4-Comfort, a tetrapeptide that addresses the key symptoms of sensitive skin: redness, stinging, and burning. Verified in-vivo data have confirmed the product’s benefits for various sensitive skin conditions and both men and women can experience the relief of TEGO® Pep 4-Comfort!

Read more: Feel the comfort of your skin with TEGO® Pep 4-Comfort

Friday, 28 April 2017

ANTIL® 500 Pellets – The outstandingly efficient rheological additive

Antil500ANTIL 500® Pellets is a novel hydrophilic rheology modifier with a superior thickening performance in aqueous surfactant systems. It is particularly effective for adjusting the viscosity of formulations that pose a thickening challenge such as surfactant systems with low active levels. In combination with its very strong salt response ANTIL® 500 Pellets gives access to a remarkable reduction of the overall formulation costs. The Newtonian flow behavior provides a rich formulation texture which is highly appreciated in standard shampoos and shower gels.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

TEGO® Care APD 18 – Superior PEG-free O/W emulsifier

TEGO Care APD 18 BildWith TEGO® Care APD 18 Evonik introduces a new high performance pelletized PEG-free, O / W emulsifier based on polyglycerin technology and is highly compatible with various AP and Deo actives. It requires no additional polymeric thickeners and is especially designed to meet all requirements for stabilizing low-viscous, fluid PEG-free roll-on emulsions.



Read more: TEGO® Care APD 18 – Superior PEG-free O/W emulsifier

Thursday, 28 April 2016

TEGO® Solve 55 – Novel PEG-free solubilizer for the efficient solubilization of essential and perfume oils

TEGO-Solve-55Evonik is introducing TEGO® Solve 55, a completely natural-based, PEG-free product with excellent solubilizing properties for a wide variety of perfume and essential oils such as lemon, rosemary, and lavender. The product is cold processable and low foaming in water allowing mixtures with oils and water to be easily prepared. In addition to solubilizing, TEGO® Solve 55 exhibits ultra-mild cleansing attributes, improved moisturization, and skin feel benefits.

Read more: TEGO® Solve 55 – Novel PEG-free solubilizer for the efficient solubilization of essential and...

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

TEGO® Cosmo C 100 – The hair architect

Xanthan1It’s not just the types of hair that differ around the globe—from curly to straight and from thin to thick—but also hair styling behaviors. The different styling behaviors can cause damage to the inner hair structure (cortex), which in turn leads to increased hair breakage and reduced mechanical resistance of the hair fibers. Responding to these demands, Evonik is introducing TEGO® Cosmo C 100 – the hair architect.

Read more: TEGO® Cosmo C 100 – The hair architect

Friday, 12 February 2016

XANTHAN GUM transparent


The anionic and long-chain polysaccharide is a fermentation product of pure cultures of micro-organisms. This is a cream coloured powder that forms transparent and pseudoplastic solutions. Its thermal stability guarantees the viscosity of XANTHAN GUM transparent in a wide temperature range, while its pHresistance is what makes XANTHAN GUM transparent easily soluble in water, bases and acids. In addition, it can be easily processed with mineral salts, alcohol and surfactants and generally offers a wide range of applications.


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Monday, 21 December 2015

New preservative KEM NAT ß

K N Beta

Based on the higher demand for multifunctional preservation for natural cosmetics, we have extended our range with KEM NAT ß. As for all our raw materials and processing our high quality standard also applies to this product. Have a closer look at our preservatives and be convinced of our reliability, flexibility and the high requirements at our product quality at FrankenChemie.





Read more: New preservative KEM NAT ß

Friday, 04 December 2015

SEPAWA Congress 2015

Sepawa 2015 Logo

The 62nd congress of one of Europe’s largest associations for detergents, cosmetic products and perfumes was this year held at the Esperanto Hotel in Fulda from 14 to 16 October, hitting a new record with 2417 participants from 49 countries. The event was a success enjoying ever-growing popularity and presenting the highlights of the year.



Read more: SEPAWA Congress 2015

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

in-cosmetics 2015 - 25th anniversary in Barcelona and FrankenChemie was there!

logo incos2015

This year, the celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the leading trade fair for cosmetic products were particularly festive. The exhibition took place from 14 to 16 April at Fira Gran, Barcelona. With an attractive and rich programme, the fair attracted many exhibitors and was visited by a record-breaking 8578 visitors.




Read more: in-cosmetics 2015 - 25th anniversary in Barcelona and FrankenChemie was there!

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

FrankenChemie with new Internet presence online

Homepage neu kThe redesigned website, which is based on the latest Joomla Content-Management-System (CMS), has been online for several days. During this transition, special attention was paid to designing this site even more clearly, and to make access even more straightforward. The English section now corresponds to the German section again in terms of visuals and content. Product search is also being expanded step-by-step to include the new product area of FrankenChemie; the work on this is underway.


Read more: FrankenChemie with new Internet presence online

Monday, 20 October 2014

SEPAWA congress in Fulda from 15/10/14 to 17/10/14

With over 1500 members, SEPAWA is among the largest professional associations in Europe. At this year’s congress, our company presented its portfolio in the area of cosmetic and technical raw materials at Stand no. F 60.

Our representative Dr El-Hachach commented very positively on the trade fair: “Despite the rail strike, our fair stand received many visitors and resulted in numerous customer talks from home and abroad. This event represents an important trade fair for our company.”

Read more: SEPAWA congress in Fulda from 15/10/14 to 17/10/14

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Overview of containers for personal care products

If you click on the Overview below you will find those personal care products that we can supply in small containers:

Details of other personal care products available for filling on request.

Tuesday, 01 July 2014

Cosmetic Business 2014

A successful trade fair in Munich comes to an end


The Cosmetic-Business ended on 06/06/14 and showed yet again that this trade fair for the cosmetics industry is especially important.

This was demonstrated by the 394 exhibitors, companies and brands that were represented there. It was the largest Cosmetic-Business so far, and this trade fair is becoming increasingly international.



Read more: Cosmetic Business 2014

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Commissioning of the photovoltaic plant by FrankenChemie


On 1 March 2014, the new photovoltaic plant on the roofs of FrankenChemie was connected to the grid. The plant is designed for 80 kWp and is intended to reduce the impact on the environment on the one hand, and to have a positive effect on the cost structure of the company on the other hand.


Read more: Commissioning of the photovoltaic plant by FrankenChemie

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

in-cosmetics – Big industry gathering in Hamburg


Once again, the specialist from the cosmetics industry accepted the invitation to this year’s in-cosmetics. From 1 to 3 April, we as exhibitors showed the industry professionals the tried-and-tested as well as the new. As in previous years, we, FrankenChemie, represented our customers with a stand on the large exhibition area of Evonik Industries AG.


Read more: in-cosmetics – Big industry gathering in Hamburg

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Prevention with a capital P!

“What if…”: this is a question asked by all those who bear responsibility.

And this is precisely the question those responsible at the FrankenChemie company ask themselves regularly. Due to renovation measures at the filling plant to comply with GMP standards, the focus in the current considerations was on fire protection, as due to the conversion measures, the entire administration building was also modernized according to the latest fire prevention regulations.


Read more: Prevention with a capital P!

Tuesday, 29 April 2014



Claude Wideman, who has been part of the team at FrankenChemie, has arrived.

As the employee of a temporary employment agency, Claude Widemann began work at FrankenChemie as a specialist for storage and logistics. Due to his open, always friendly manner, and his conscientious, reliable and competent work attitude, he quickly won over the management and his colleagues.



Read more: Arrival!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

New Product - Personal Care: TEGO® Solve 61

solve 61

PEG-free solubilizer for natural oils and lipophilic emollients.

TEGO® Solve 61 is an effective solubilizer, based on renewable raw materials, for fatty and natural oils, e.g. almond, avocado, olive, jojoba, sunflower and argan oil, in crystal clear formulations. Also hydrophobic emollients like Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride or hydrophobic perfume oils, actives or preservatives can effectively be solubilized in water or water-based formulations.

Passion combined with scientific excellence - that’s what we call: The Soul & Science of Beauty.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

New Product - Personal Care: SPHINGONY


The appearance of the hair is one of the first impressions of a person. With aging and under other circumstances, like e.g. androgenic alopecia, miniaturization of the hair follicle occurs and the anagen phase is shortened, resulting in hair loss and formation of fine and lifeless hair. To prevent hair loss, healthy hair embedded in a healthy scalp is essential. SPHINGONY is the trade name for Sphinganine, a naturally occurring, skin-identical  sphingolipid. It is produced by fermentation of a unique yeast fermentation, ensuring that Sphinganine features the same stereochemical configuration as found in nature and in human skin. The skin-identical stereochemistry of Sphinganine is of key importance for its biological functions.

SPHINGONY addresses hair loss by balancing the hair life cycle, strengthening the hair follicle and improving scalp health.  

Friday, 20 September 2013

The winner is ...

A whiff of race track air


Some would call it a workplace outing, others a social gathering and yet others thought it was a team-building event.

In reality, it was just a nice, fun, interesting evening for the employees and the management of the FrankenChemie company.


Read more: The winner is...

Friday, 20 September 2013

Cosmetic Business 2013

A success story

messestand_kl"Exhibition halls booked up; even more international; even more visits by decision-makers; exhibitors and visitors highly satisfied".
Here, a short summary by the new organizers - the Leipziger Messe GmbH company - of the Cosmetic Business fair 2013.
And we can only agree, and sum up that for the FrankenChemie company too, the Cosmetic Business fair 2013 in Munich was once again a great success.

Read more: Cosmetic Business 2013

Wednesday, 15 May 2013


Beeswax white Ph.Eur. fine granulate.

Beeswax white DAB 10 pastilles.

Beeswax yellow Ph.Eur. pastilles.

The guaranteed pure beeswax is obtained from the honey combs of Apis mellifera.
This wax is carefully bleached by using physical methods. The wax is therefore free of peroxide and impurities. Beeswax fulfills the requirements of the Eur. Pharm. 6, DAB 10 and “Food Chemical Codex IV”. Beeswax is widely used in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry.