Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. is an independent chemical manufacturing company. With offices and warehousing in the UK, USA and China and a global network of distributors, we service the domestic and international markets and export to over 80 countries worldwide.
Founded in 1926 in Consett, in the North East of England – still home to our manufacturing facilities – Thomas Swan today produces over 100 products, in kilogramme to multi-tonne quantities, and offers an experienced and flexible manufacturing service.
At Thomas Swan we have always searched for new and exciting technologies. Building on our core competency in chemistry, over the years we have founded or invested in many different early stage companies. From our beginnings in road surfacing, we have diversified into a wide range of businesses including photonics (Cambridge Photonics Ltd.), protein separation (Bioprocessing Ltd.), flat screen displays (Screen Technology Ltd.), contract research (BioDynamics Research Ltd.), MOCVD reactors (Thomas Swan Scientific Equipment Ltd.) and hydrogen storage (Cella Energy Ltd.).
Our willingness to try something new is core to our business philosophy and we are always keen to be challenged with new ideas or technical requirements.
Our independence has enabled us to take an innovative approach to chemical manufacturing. Working closely with leading universities we have developed cutting-edge technologies including the world’s first continuous-phase supercritical facility and the UK’s first commercial-scale carbon nanotube plant.
Whilst we are now a leading supplier to the international chemicals market, we have retained the flexibility and customer-focused approach of a family business which enables us to offer outstanding service and support to customers ranging from major multinationals to small start-ups
to service the UK and international markets.