Over 150 Years of Innovation


The video was created last century (in the early ’90s).

Products, distribution arrangements and activities have changed to meet new regulations, new customers’ application and sustainability.

This has been reflected in the company significant growth over the years .


2015 Banner Chemicals wins Health, Safety and Environment Award and is a finalist IoD North West Director of the Year Awards.

2014 Banner Chemicals Expands Technical Resources to North America and Asia, acquires Stowlin Ltd and Integrates with Pigmentan Business.

2013 2M Group Limited acquires the Packed Chlorine Business from Ineos Chlorvinyls.

2012 Banner Chemicals acquire KMZ Chemicals Ltd and 2M is placed 82nd on the Sunday Times Fast Track List.

2011 Banner Chemicals buys Perklone and Triklone from Ineos.Banner Chemicals proudly celebrates 150 years with a huge celebration in St Georges Hall, Liverpool.

2010 2M Groups expands operations with a new base in China.

2009 Banner Chemicals takes the strategic decision to buy MP Storage and Blending in the North East.

2007 2M Group buys Surfachem to strengthen the group and further support our customers

2006 Banner leads the way with Isoparaphinic solvents - Green friendly carbons.

2004 2M Group buys Banner Chemcials

1987 Bannernol and Bannersol produced. (Trademarks registered in 1993)

1986 Specialties Division Opens

1973 Christopher Banner, grandson of Samuel Banner takes over as Managing Director; the last member of the family to run the company.

1960 Samuel Banner and Company celebrate 100 years of business with their Centenary Dinner.

1941 Liverpool Sandhills site is bombed during the Second World War.

1940 St Dunstans Hill office is destroyed by bombing in the Second World War. Samuel Banner moves to Leadenhall Market.

1921 Banner Linsidol advertises in Austraila.

1920 Samuel Banner becomes a distributor for the Angus Chemical Company

1918 The company makes a profit of £79,904.

1914 Samuel Banner opens it's London office in St Dunstans Hill

1893 Samuel Banner and Company organise a tank sydicate

1885 A key milestone in the company is reached when Samuel Banner first launch White Spirit into the market.

1873 Samuel Banner and Company first begin to sell petroleum.

1860 Samuel Banner first opens the door.

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