Areas of application


SON’s nanocatalysts represent a major asset in industrial applications: they allow significant gains in efficiency, are easier to use, and produce less waste.

SON supplies all kinds of nanoparticles, from basic to extremely complex.

Our range of multifunctional nanoparticles allows researchers in fine chemistry to combine the molecules they want and make much faster progress.

Clean energy

Decarbonising growth is a significant challenge facing our economies.

Hydrogen is currently one of the most promising energy solutions. Yet properly harnessing this energy raises a number of questions and concerns, particularly regarding its storage and transport.

Which is precisely why SON developed a safe solution for the production of hydrogen that mitigates energy requirements in the production process.


Environmental remediation

The multifunctional nature of our SPIOs allows us to provide solutions for water and wastewater treatment that are more effective than any other available in this field.

By working alongside industrial players and municipalities, as well as with water treatment specialists and towns and cities, we are able to contribute to a more sustainable future.


SON has lent its expertise to nanomedicine since the company’s creation. But what is nanomedicine? It’s a field of medicine that uses nanotechnologies to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease.

Nanomaterials allow us to not only make increasingly early diagnoses (of cancer or neurodegenerative diseases, for example) but also to provide more specific treatments, thanks to drugs with targeting agents. Nanoparticles are also of considerable use in medical imaging and are enabling major breakthroughs.


SON decided to get involved in making nanoparticle solutions for precision agriculture so it could help support and develop sustainable farming for all.

Precision agriculture enables farmers to precisely adjust inputs according to the individual requirements of each plot (seeds, fertilisers, and plant protection products).

Yields can therefore be maximised while minimising waste. This results in good harvests that have less impact on the environment.