The Lubrizol Corporation 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. The transaction included all intellectual property, trademarks and customer lists of Diamond Dispersions. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
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.
The acquisition of Diamond Dispersions will advance Lubrizol Performance Coatings’ goal to grow its portfolio of products that enable digital printing.
“The combined technologies, knowledge and expertise of both companies will drive further innovation across product lines and position Lubrizol as the preferred partner for ink makers seeking to develop new digital print systems for this growing market. In addition to our dispersant, specialty additive and resin product lines, ink manufacturers will now have the opportunity to source fully formulated dispersions through Lubrizol,” said Sanjay Kalhan, general manager of Lubrizol Performance Coatings.
Diamond Dispersions will report into Lubrizol’s Performance Coatings business, which is part of Lubrizol Advanced Materials.
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, as well as additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and specialty materials encompassing polymer and coatings technologies, along with polymer-based pharmaceutical and medical device solutions.
With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 9,000 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2015 were USD 7 billion.