The activities within this website have been
devised and written by Liz Hayward and Joy Parvin, with assistance from
a number of organisations and individuals listed below.
We wish to thank Miranda Stephenson, Liz Hubbard
and Valmai Firth of the Chemical Industry Education Centre for the considerable
support given to us during this project. We would also like to thank
Kath James, who has spent time trying out the practical activities on
The development of the website would not have
been possible without the sponsorship, willing assistance and resources
coordinated by the British Colour Makers Association (BCMA) and the
Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC).
The British Colour Makers Association represents
the manufacturers of pigments used in paint, ink and plastics. These
companies make their colours in different parts of the country, maybe
in a factory near your school or where you live. If you would like your
school to arrange a visit to one of these factories, there is a complete
list of member companies on our BCMA website at www.bcma.org.uk.
Particular thanks go to Frank Hauxwell (Secretary
for the BCMA) whose enthusiasm ensured the initiation of the project
and gained additional support from the following organisations and member
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Chemicals Directorate.
EC Pigments Limited, Stockport
Environmental and Toxicological Association of Dyestuff Manufacturers
Holliday Pigments, Hull.
Peter Taylor, of Holliday Pigments, has dedicated
a great deal of time to supporting the project, and provided us with
a continuous helpline, offering invaluable information and images to
include on the website.
The Society of Dyers and Colourists is the
professional chartered society devoted to advancing the science of colour.
It serves the global coloration industry through partnership, education
and knowledge, skills-training, publications, research, technical products
and standards setting. They are also guardians of heritage through the
Colour Museum (sited in Bradford, West Yorkshire), Europe's only museum
dedicated to the history and technology of colour. Visit their website
to find out much more.
Kenneth McGhee (Chief Executive and General
Secretary) together with Sarah Burge (Museum Curator), have provided
key support for the project. Sarah Burge has helped us locate archive
material related to the colour industry, and provided us with images
held within the Museum.
We would like to thank Roy Seddon, President
Elect of the SDC, for organising and accompanying us on company and
university visits relating to the colour industry, and we would like
to thank the following people especially:
Peter Johnson, EC Pigments, Stockport.
Veronica Bell, VeebeeTech, Harrogate.
Tony Smith, University of Leeds.
Mick Catterall, Benson-Turner, Bradford.
Finally, we would like to acknowledge all
those people who have provided photographs and other images for the
website, especially Tony Smith, Sarah Burge and Chris Wilson (BASF),
who have given of their time willingly to ensure a wide range of good
quality images were available to us. Photographs have been reproduced
with the permission of:
Colour Museum, Bradford.
Holliday Pigments, Hull.
EC Pigments, Stockport.
University of Leeds School of Textile Industries © 2001.
Photo Objects Image Library.
This website has been designed by
yo-yo.uk.com based in York. Our thanks go especially to Barry Perks
and Chris Newell for the creative ideas incorporated in this site.