Sir Charles Tennant

The Tennants Consolidated Group is one of the largest privately owned chemical groups in Europe.  It was started in 1797 by the famous Glaswegian entrepreneur, Sir Charles Tennant, who also founded the United Alkali Company, one of the forerunners of Imperial Chemical Industries (I.C.I.).

We make and supply colour for almost any application: from paints to paper, inks to foam, plastics, seed coatings and of course textile printing.


TTC is the leading UK manufacturer of colour, based beside the River Lagan in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  We started life in 1949 when the Tennants Group started the company.  Since then we have been producing a wide range of dispersions tailored to optimise their suitability to a range of applications.  In 2016 TTC acquired Northwest Dispersions Ltd and also incorporated the business of  Tennants Inks and Coatings Ltd, thus adding solvent, plasticiser and varnish products to our portfolio.


We pride ourselves on our ability and willingness to work with companies to supply high quality products tailored to their needs and also developing lasting relationships with our customers.


Legislation and environmental issues are central to all chemical activities and we make our responsibilities in this area core to all the products we offer.  Regulatory compliance is critical to our product offering.   We  keep up to date with the issues affecting our manufacturing operations but also those that impact our customers.  TTC is fully certified for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 which will soon become ISO 45000.


Our technical team has a wealth of experience in colour science and formulation expertise; this coupled with our capacity to manufacture product batches from 30kg to 25 tonnes allows us to provide an unparalleled service.  We can advise on the optimum colorant to use and create a customised product for you.


We export to over 50 countries world-wide from our UK bases.

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TTC, 31-43 Ravenhill Road, Belfast  BT6 8DP  Northern Ireland


TTC, BIP 64-66 Tat Bank Road,

Oldbury, West Midlands  B69 4NH


T:  +44 (0)28 9045 1396

F:  +44 (0)28 9045 8944

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