Sheffield-based Diamond Dispersions manufactures exceptional quality water-based pigment dispersions and disperse dye dispersions for the global inkjet ink market. Pigments and disperse dyes are the coloured components in an ink and, making a stable, liquid dispersion from these powders is the most difficult part of making an ink.
The team mill pigments and disperse dyes down to the nanometric scale and keep the particles stable as a suspension in water for up to two years. These high-performance dispersions are used by multinational brands, mainly for digitally printing textiles.
Founded in 2007, Diamond Dispersions exports products to more than 20 countries around the globe. In 2016, the company was acquired by Lubrizol, an acquisition that was valuable to both companies, as Lubrizol offers world leading dispersant technologies and a global sales infrastructure – while Diamond Dispersions brings a wealth of dispersion manufacturing know-how.
Explains Andrew Grantham, Marketing Manager of Diamond Dispersions: “We have responded effectively to the rapidly growing digital print market by supporting customers as they seek to deliver customisation, shorter print runs, just-in-time manufacturing and a desire for reduced stocks and wastage.
“Our strategic planning has driven us to work more closely with print machine manufacturers (OEMS), enabling them to develop bespoke ink products. The closer relationships we’ve built have been a key driver to our sales growth over the last three years.”
Diamond Dispersions is no stranger to this accolade having previously won the Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2012. Overseas sales have more than doubled over the past three years, and the proportion of sales exported has increased to over 80% of total sales.
Concludes Andrew: “We couldn’t be prouder to receive recognition for our continued efforts and commitment to grow the company in such a prestigious way.”
Diamond Dispersions Ltd Darnall Works, Prince of Wales Road, Sheffield, S9 4DZ • Tel: +44 (0)114 263 5380 Fax: +44 (0)114 244 4919 • firstname.lastname@example.org www.diamonddispersions.com