Our Shared Purpose

Improving Lives Worldwide

From our very start, solving our customers’ problems has been the driving force for Smithers-Oasis. Whether looking for a media that hydrates flowers while securing them for design, developing a product that maintains the cold chain for vaccine shipments, or ensuring our products are available locally around the world to the people who need them, Smithers-Oasis strives for excellence. The company’s driving purpose is Improving Lives Worldwide.

Legacy of Innovation

When it comes to innovation, we have the same dedication to discovery as V.L. Smithers did when he started the company with the invention of water-absorbing foam in 1954. Our passion for developing new solutions has made us a leader in the industry and a trusted partner to our customers.

Smithers-Oasis Engineered Products leverages our foam expertise by collaborating and partnering with customers to identify solutions to meet their materials requirements across a broad range of markets. From building materials and art supplies to custom packaging and absorbents, Smithers-Oasis Engineered Products meets challenges with creative results.

Sustainability through Integrity

As a global leader in the floriculture, horticulture, temperature control packaging, and specialty foam markets, we believe it is our responsibility to Do Good. Every Day. Our commitment starts with integrity, the foundation of our Core Values. Our dedication to integrity is apparent throughout our business, from our manufacturing processes and business partnerships to our corporate responsibility and environmental sustainability efforts.

Serving 130+ Countries

Global manufacturing and distribution

Smithers-Oasis manufactures and sells products in over 130 countries around the world. Our global reach is not limited only to sales, however. To develop the products our customers need, Smithers-Oasis operates nine research facilities on six continents. Our global footprint allows us to think locally in terms of manufacturing, distribution, sales and marketing – all of which benefit our customers in a range of industries.

Industries We Serve

We are proud to serve a diverse array of industries, including but not limited to:

Floral Design




Home & Gardening

Home Décor

Transportation & Logistics







Craft & Hobby

Building Materials

Insect Agriculture

Gas filtration

Water filtration