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Diamond Dispersions The Award Winning Subsidiary Of Lubrizol To Show Digital Textile Inks At Fespa Global Print 2019

Image Courtesy of Diamond Dispersions

Image Courtesy of Diamond Dispersions

The Lubrizol Corporation announces its Sheffield, UK-based Diamond Dispersions business has won the Queen’s Award for International Trade for outstanding short-term growth. The award was presented for growth in overseas sales over the last three years.

Since 1966, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise has recognized British businesses that excel in four categories, including International Trade, Innovation, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity. It is the highest official UK awards program.

Diamond Dispersions, which manufactures color concentrates used in the manufacture of inkjet inks, mainly for the digital printing of textiles, 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, and they will be showing their entire Range at Fespa Global Print : Munich : May 14th-17th 2019.

 “Over the last few years, our strategic planning has driven us to work more closely with print machine manufacturers (OEMS), enabling them to develop bespoke ink products,” shares Andrew Grantham, marketing manager, Diamond Dispersions. “The closer relationships we’ve built have been a key driver to our sales growth over the last three years.”

Diamond Dispersions has responded effectively to the rapidly growing digital print market by supporting customers as they seek to deliver customization, shorter print runs, just-in-time manufacturing and a desire for reduced stocks and wastage.

“We’ve also developed specific products for use in the pigmented digital textile printing market, which has huge potential for growth, “adds Grantham. “Pigment-based digital printing of cotton textiles, in particular, is much more environmentally friendly than dye-based printing as it requires less energy and water and eliminates waste-water effluent.”

Diamond Dispersions will celebrate the award during a royal reception for Queen’s Awards’ winners in Summer 2019 and will host its own celebration in Sheffield in Autumn.