On January 1st 2013, YKI, Institute for Surface Chemistry and SP’s existing Chemistry and Materials business merged to form a new unit within the SP Group. The merger means that YKI will no longer exist as a stand-alone company, but will continue with business as usual in Stockholm.


SP Chemistry, Materials and Surfaces


Welcome to the future!

Welcome to the future with SP Chemistry,
Materials and Surfaces
YKI + SP = A perfect match

Thanks to the merger between YKI and SP's Chemistry and Materials unit, we offer you a unique and broad competence within chemistry and materials technology that is hard to match in terms of product development and analyses. The new unit, SP Chemistry, Materials and Surfaces, form the SP group's biggest unit with 160 experts - almost half have a PhD degree.

You get:

  • A broader range of chemcial analyses and surface analyses
  • Possiblity to perform more complex projects
  • A stronger research portfolio
  • An extended network
  • Access to more than 1200 experts within the SP Group

Extended Market Offers

One example of an area where YKI and SP's previous Chemistry and Materials unit complement each other especially well after the merger is the polymer area. Here we can now offer you a one of a kind one-stop-shop resourse. Thanks to our combined expertise we can work across the whole polymer field - for example syntheis, characterisation of polymer surfaces and sturctures, formulation, surface modification etc. 



Marie Sjöberg, Manager Stockholm
Phone: +46 10 516 6083
Monica Axell, Acting Head of Department
Phone: +46 10 516 5519

About this website:

www.yki.se will not be updated but will remain in its current state until we launch new pages for SP Chemistry, Materials and Surfaces at www.sp.se.



Press release: SP concentrates chemical expertise

On 1 January 2013, SP will merge its subisidiary YKI and its chemicals business in Borås into a single unit within the SP Group. The aim is to create a strong centre of excellence within the field of chemistry.» Read more...
SP Chemistry, Materials and Surfaces, Box 5607, SE-114 86 Stockholm, Sweden Phone +46 10 516 5000, E-mail info@sp.se