Who We Are

Blackburn Chemicals Limited




What We Do

Over 50 Years At Providing First Class Foam Control Agents

Here at Blackburn Chemicals, we specialise in producing foam control solutions for a wide range of industries, allowing us to dominate the market. We export our products on a worldwide basis and our trade name, Dispelair™, is synonymous with quality and technical excellence.

We have over 200 Dispelair™ Foam Control Agents in active production, suitable for a wide variety of industrial applications. Our research and development team are continuously working with new formulations and materials to improve the existing range. 

We take pride in our company’s expertise. All our employees are dedicated to providing both new and existing customers with top-quality products and services- a standard we have upheld and improved upon since our formulation over 50 years ago. 

Over 40 years of technical excellence

Tailor made products for your industry

Producing over 40,000 tonnes/year

Blackburn Chemicals’ Philosophy

Our philosophy is refreshingly simple: to produce the best products on the market and support this with outstanding technical sales and customer support teams.

As an independent, family-owned company, we have been committed to delivering superior foam control solutions for over five decades and will continue to do so. Customer satisfaction is paramount, which is which is why our research and development team collaborates closely with our customers to ensure our products meet their needs. 


George Lamb - Blackburn Chemicals Founder
Leverage our knowledge
from different areas to improve
products across all industries
Our R&D staff work closely
together with our customers
Cover all applications for
Foam Control

About Us

Small Enough To Care. Big Enough To Lead.

Founded in 1972 George Lamb, Blackburn Chemicals has gone from strength to strength in its field of expertise. All six of George’s children helped the company to become as established as it is today. 

In the year 1997, the youngest son, Steven took over as Managing Director and masterminded a significant expansion of the company which took place during the following 20 years. 

John Covill -the current Managing Director – has been with the company since graduating from the University of Newcastle in 1984, working as a development chemist, Production Manager, Sales Manager, and becoming Managing Director in 2016.

The family connection continues with three of George’s Grandchildren currently holding responsible positions within the company. 

We’re big enough to accommodate multiple business’ needs on a global scale whilst maintaining an excellent personal service and care for our customers. 

Being an independent family-owned company, this allows us to make long term business decisions for the benefit of our customers and not short-term business decisions for the benefit of unknown shareholders. 

Blackburn Chemicals Site


Can’t find what you’re looking for? We offer tailor-made foam control solutions!


Fully compliant with the internationally recognised quality standard ISO 9001..


Our operations meet the highest safety standards for employees and the environment.