About Blackburn Chemicals
Blackburn Chemicals is renowned for its technical expertise and excellence. These qualities are present throughout the whole of the company. All Blackburn Chemicals’ employees are dedicated to providing customers with first class products and services – something the Company has strived to achieve, and improve on, since its formation.
Quality and Technical Excellence
Specialising in foam control agents, Blackburn Chemicals dominates the market. The company exports on a worldwide basis and its trade name Dispelair is synonymous with quality and technical excellence.
The company’s philosophy is refreshingly simple. To produce the best products in the market and support this with an outstanding technical sales and customer support team. Now into its fourth decade it is a formula that clearly works.
Commited to Quality
Being an independent family owned company allows us to take long term business decisions for the benefit of our customers and not short term business decisions for the benefit of unknown shareholders.
No company can be successful without a good team spirit and Blackburn Chemicals is no exception to this rule. All members of the team attend regular company meetings, held in the staff canteen. These meetings are chaired by each employee in turn. This forward thinking approach ensures all staff are involved in shaping the company’s future. Not surprisingly staff turnover is very low.
All six of the Founders children helped the company to become established. In the year 2000, the youngest son, Steven took over as CEO and masterminded the significant expansion of the company which took place during the following 20 years. John Covill - the current CEO - has been with the company since graduating from UMIST in 1984, working as a development chemist, Production Manager, Sales Manager, and becoming CEO in 2016. The family connection continues with three of the Founders Grandchildren currently holding responsible positions within the company. All shares in the company are owned by the Family Lamb Trust.
To remain an independent, family owned company. Our aim is to produce the best foam control products possible, focused and specialised in Foam Control with emphasis on technical development:
- Leverage our knowledge from different areas to improve products across all industries
- Our R&D staff work closely together with our customers
- Around 20% of our staff are active in our R&D Lab
- Cover all applications for Foam Control