Lubrizol acquires Diamond Dispersions Limited

Lubrizol acquires Diamond Dispersions Limited

CLEVELAND, July 5, 2016 – The Lubrizol Corporation announces that it has acquired Diamond Dispersions Ltd., a company exclusively focused on the production of water-based dye and pigment dispersions for inks used in digital printing. Headquartered in Sheffield, UK, Diamond Dispersions has established itself as a high quality, responsive and innovative producer of dispersions, gaining a significant share in this growing niche market.
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Delivery for record growth!

To mill our world famous, super-fine pigments and non-dispersible dyes down to a nanometric scale, we rely on some of the best equipment on the market. And, since we’re experiencing record growth, our existing mills reached capacity over the summer so we invested in a few more to enable us to meet demand.
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Retirement calls

If you’ve ever phoned us or popped into our office, chances are you’ll have spoken with and met the inimitable Sue Blakeman.
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What’s the future of digital textile printing?

That was the title of the very first of our ‘Think Futures’ seminars, held at the Ramada Inn during FESPA Munich 2014. The free panel and networking event, hosted by Diamond Dispersions, allowed delegates to discuss insights and opinions on the direction of digital textile printing in an informal environment followed by a more structured Q&A session with the key note panel. Sue Wright, director at Diamond, said: “We were delighted to welcome three specially selected industry experts…
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International sales manager joins the team

Keith, 32, hails from Liverpool and for the last four years has worked as a sales manager with Cabot Inkjet Colorants. With extensive experience in developing pigment colourants for a wide variety of projects and clients across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, China and North America, Keith will be focusing on continuing Diamond’s growth in the global textile printing market. Commenting on his appointment, Keith said: “My goal is to take Diamond into even more sectors and industries where…
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Media visit

We were delighted to welcome David and Victoria from Recycling Times Media to our factory in Sheffield this week. Travelling all the way from Zhuhai in China, we showed them our facilities, introduced the Diamond team and popped to the pub for some lunch – it was a busy morning! David did some filming too and interviewed Sue and Peter who talked all about their plans for 2014 and…
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A winning team!

So, we headed off to the Sheffield Business Awards, rubbing shoulders with some of the city’s very best business owners and entrepreneurs and, guess what? We only went and won! We scooped the Excellence in International Trade Award for our export achievements this year – 86 per cent of what we produce is exported to Europe, China, the USA, Canada, Brazil, Indonesia, South Korea and Russia – and it was a fantastic way to round off our best ever year. Thank you to all the judges and thanks to Paul Houghton from sponsors, Grant Thornton. We had a top night…
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Ink production expert joins Diamond team

Global ink specialists, Diamond Dispersions, have appointed ink production expert, David Tubman, as operations manager. David has over 20 years of experience in the coatings, ink application and printing industry in the UK and abroad. Working alongside Diamond’s head chemist…
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FESPA 2013 – Pop and see us!

We’re busy putting the final touches to our stand for FESPA 2013 which, this year, takes place at Excel in London from 25-29th June. We thought you’d like a sneak preview of our stand so you know what it looks like!
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Diamond shortlisted for Yorkshire Business Masters Award

Diamond Dispersions has been shortlisted in the Exporter Category of the Yorkshire Business Masters Awards 2013. Explains Pete Callahan, director: “With a very high level of competition, we are delighted to be shortlisted in these prestigious awards. There are so many successful businesses out there in Yorkshire, it’s a testament…
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New agents in China

Diamond Dispersions have appointed two new agents in China – Dr Rita Mao and Towffe Ouyang. Having previously worked with DKSH China, the global inkjet specialists were particularly impressed with their new, independent agents’ approach to developing new business in the country after meeting with them at an international trade…
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Simon expands sales team

Diamond Dispersions have expanded their sales team with the appointment of Simon Robinson as sales administrator. Simon, 29, graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a degree in business studies and marketing in 2006. Whilst there, he completed a 12 month work placement with the Materials & Engineering Research Institute where…
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Diamond celebrate Queen’s Award win

Ink specialists, Diamond Dispersions, have officially celebrated their recent Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade win after receiving the Grant of Appointment from Royal representative, the Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire. Over 70 people, including Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Cllr John Campbell, Master Cutler, Neil MacDonald, Leigh Bramhall, Sheffield…
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