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‘Excellence in US Distribution’

Tennants Textile Colours Ltd (TTC), a leading manufacturer of colour pigment dispersions for the Textile, Paper, Paint and Coatings, Ink, Agriculture and Plastic markets, is excited to announce the appointment of SP Morell and Company as our exclusive distribution partner for the North Eastern US, covering Virginia to Maine and eastern Pennsylvania.

SP Morell and Company will integrate the TTC range of colour pigment dispersions into their product portfolio targeted towards the Paint, Coatings, Ink and Plastics markets.

SP Morell and Company brings the perfect mix of technical expertise and ethical chemical distribution combined with years of experience. Both company visions of excellence in service and delivering solutions for our customers make this the perfect alignment.

“While TTC has been exporting to America for years, this partnership will strategically enhance our ability to target and grow our business in the Paints, Coatings, Ink and Plastics markets in the US” said Tim Glenn, TTC Managing Director.

Celebrating its 70th year of manufacturing colour, TTC’s technical expertise in the area of colour is second to none. SP Morell and Company bring the advanced ability to market and educate their customer base on the intricacies of colour.

“We are excited to add a complementary product line to our portfolio of products from leading manufacturers. TTC’s line of pigment dispersions is a great addition and we look forward to working together with the team at TTC to find new opportunities and grow the business in our territory” said Yury Langer, SP Morell President.

“We look forward to working with the team at SP Morell and Company over the coming years to develop and grow business together” said Stuart Douglas, TTC Commercial Manager.

Excellence in Colour, Excellence in Distribution, Excellence with SP Morell and Company…

About TTC

TTC is the leading UK manufacturer of colour, based beside the River Lagan in Belfast, Northern Ireland with our solvent production facility outside Birmingham, England. We started life in 1949 when the Tennants Group started the company and in 2019 we are celebrating our 70th year manufacturing colour for industry.  We produce a wide range of colour dispersions (Water and Solvent base) tailored to optimise their suitability for a range of markets including Textile, Paper, Paints and Coatings, Ink, Agriculture and Plastic. Today we export to over 41# countries globally from our base in the UK.  For further information on TTC, please visit our web site ( or inquire via

About SP Morell and Company

S.P. Morell and Company was founded in 1984 as a specialty raw material distributor and manufacturer’s representative. Our company represents leading raw material suppliers to select markets including coatings, graphics arts, adhesives, plastics and rubber. Centrally based in Armonk, New York, our geographic area of responsibility includes all the New England states, eastern New York, eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. The vision at our company remains the same today as it was when we started in 1984…. To deliver the technology and the service to ensure customer and vendor success. Thus, our goal is transforming the chemicals we supply into solutions for our customers and vendors… “elements to solutions”. For further information on SP Morell and Company, please visit our web site ( or inquire via

July 2019


Celebrating 70 Years of Excellence

This year we celebrate 70 years in business and the company has achieved some remarkable feats. We're still going strong, our product ranges are increasing in popularity globally and we're constantly refining the science behind our product.

July 2019



Customer Audit

We have been audited by one of our major customers and ranked in the 97th percentile which gives us a much coveted 'Gold Standard' rating. 

We will continue to deliver this high standard to all our customers.

June 2019


ECS 2019 - Press Release

ECS 2019 – TTC (Tennants Textile Colours) would like to thank all our Customers and Suppliers as well as all those who visited our booth during the 2019 European Coating Show (Mar 19-21st) in Nuremberg. You helped make it a great show for TTC and it was a fantastic opportunity for the TTC team to catch up with all in the industry and review the latest trends and requirements for Colour Dispersions.  The team came away from the show feeling energized based on great discussions with customers and requirements from potential new customers! As we work to grow our business and presence, expand into new markets and introduce new products its critical we stay close with you, our customers. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to growing together.

TTC new product ranges such as colour dispersions for Seed Coating (Aquarine SC) and our EN71.3 & 71.7 approved Toy & Finger-paint (Aquaprint Tint FP) colour dispersions both proved a big hit and generated a lot of interest. On top of this our long established ranges for Paint (Aquaprint Tint), Ink (Aquaprint Flex) and Solvent also garnered a lot of attention at the show.

In the coming days/ weeks months we will be back in contact with all those who made inquiries at our stand during the show. We look forward to the opportunity to provide our quality colour dispersions for your applications and will be working hard to win your business.

Once again our customers told us they counted on TTC for our quality of product, reliability, innovation and service. While it’s always nice to receive such great feedback, we don’t take it for granted and constantly work for continuous improvement (5S). If you missed us at the show, don’t worry you can always get in contact via   

About TTC

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 and in 2019 we are celebrating our 70th year manufacturing colour for industry.  We produce a wide range of colour dispersions (Water & Solvent base) tailored to optimise their suitability for a range of markets including Textile, Paper, Paints & Coatings, Ink, Agriculture & Plastic. Today we export to over 50# countries globally from base in the UK.  For further information on TTC, please visit our web site ( or inquire via


5S Compliant 

We’ve been working hard over the past year to achieve 5S compliance and first phase is complete!  This has improved our workplace efficiency, safety and workforce morale.  Our 5S efforts will continue in the coming weeks & months as we work hard to continuously improve.

April 2019



European Coatings Show

Last month we made our annual visit to ECS, it was great to meet existing customers and discuss our continued commitment and dedication to each of them.  It was also brilliant to meet so many new contacts, we look forward to establishing new business relationships with these enthusiastic business as we go forward. 

April 2019




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April 2019




Aquaprint Tint FP is a range of aqueous pigment dispersions for the colouration of Finger Paints and is fully compliant with the latest EN71.7 regulations. 

Please contact us for the new product card at:  or  +44 (0)28 9045 1396

March 2019




Stuart started with TTC in November as Commercial Manager and heads up the TTC Sales Team.  

Stuart brings over 20 years of technical sales experience to further enhance our team and help drive the TTC growth plan.

March 2019


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R&D Project 

Tennants Textile Colours has received an Invest NI Grant for Research and Development, supporting company innovation in services, products and processes.  Part financed by the Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme for Northern Ireland co financed by the European Regional Development Fund.  The project “RD0517743 - Inkjet: Reduction of particle size and increase of output volume” will be implemented over the next 2 years and aims to improve TTC’s competitiveness in the market.




With so much uncertainty still surrounding Brexit we want to assure our customers that TTC has put contingency plans in place to ensure continuity of supply for our customers both inside the EU and outside the EU in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit scenario.  

Our preparations for Brexit are mainly in relation to the major areas of imports of raw materials and exports of finished goods, and ensuring we are able to provide continuity of supply to our customers.  

TTC has increased stockholding of raw materials significantly to mitigate against potential supply issues.  For customers in the EU we have set up a finished goods location in Dublin (within EU) to hold buffer stocks for customers in the event of border delays post Brexit.  

Matters will evolve as we progress towards the leave date, however if you have any further queries please contact us.

Feb 2019