Formulations chemist joins the Diamond team

Say “hello” to formulations chemist and inkologist*, Marie Holmes, the newest member of the Diamond team!

Marie, who lives in Holmfirth in West Yorkshire, has spent the last 39 years working as a formulations chemist with global chemical firms such as ICI, BASF and, most recently, Fuji Film Imaging Colorants in Manchester and will further enhance Diamond’s expanding research and development team.

Commenting on her appointment, Marie said: “Diamond is a growing business with clients across the globe and a number of high profile projects that I can play a key role in.

“I’ve spent my entire career working with dyes and pigments, creating formulations of concentrated products into high quality inks. As such, I have a broad experience of devising inks for a variety of applications and substrates and I am currently focusing on developing dispersions specifically for use in the textile industry.”

Concludes Peter Callahan, director at Diamond Dispersions: “Not only is Marie an expert when it comes to formulating inks, she also has extensive experience of the fast-paced ink and printing industry and understands exactly what customers require from their inks – perfection.”

*Inkologist: A person who devotes themself to the study of ink excellence, milling the finest quality pigments, blending the exact amount of additives and delicately balancing the best ingredients to create the optimum formulation.