News & Press Releases


2016 A Trail Blazing Year for 2M STEM career outreach programme

Overcoming the STEM skills shortage is vital to the health and survival of the chemical industry. As a business with over 150 years’ history, 2M have made it their mission to help young people at every stage of their education, access a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) career. 2M’s chairman and CEO, Mottie Kessler said:

19 October 2016

Surfachem staff with students in Surfachem’s Innovation Centre after an employment talk

Banner’s sister company, Surfachem, supports STEM for young people’s employment, with EY

Banner’s sister company, Surfachem, hosted six school students in our laboratory at the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre in Huddersfield this month. The students were all participants on the EY Foundation Smart Futures programme. Smart Futures gives young people access to a great experience of work. It is a ten month programme offering paid work experience

18 August 2016


Banner’s parent company, 2M, wins award for helping young people access STEM careers

Banner is proud to announce that its parent company, 2M, has been presented with the ‘Highly Commended’ award by the Chemical Business Association for the ‘Community Interaction Awards’ at the 2016 Annual Ceremony. Mottie Kessler, MD of Banner Chemicals and Chairman and CEO of 2M Holdings said: ‘I am delighted that we have been able to

28 July 2016

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A message from Mottie Kessler, Chairman and CEO of 2M Holdings about the UK’s vote to leave the EU

24 June 2016, London Dear Customers, Suppliers and Colleagues, While the UK has chosen to leave the European Union, we at 2M Holdings, an international group headquartered in the UK, will continue with Business as Usual. We are running a business which provides added value to our customers and suppliers. Our business is science based,

24 June 2016

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Banner Chemicals celebrates Leading Women from the Industry in its 2nd Annual Ladies Polo Day

Friday 20th May saw leading women from the Chemical Industry get together at Chester Race Course for the 2nd Annual Samuel Banner Ladies Polo Day. Companies from the across the UK were represented, in what has become a very popular women’s networking event. The event was attended by leading industry figures who met to share

02 June 2016

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Another Great CV Show for CleanAirBlue!

BIRMINGHAM NEC – For 3 days during the week of April 25th 2016, the CleanAirBlue division from Banner Chemicals exhibited at the CV Show for the seventh year running. To read more about this exiting event, visit our CleanAirBlue website;

29 April 2016

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Banner Chemicals Offers Precision Cleaning Solutions products at MACH 2016

BIRMINGHAM NEC – During the week of April 11th 2016, the Precision Cleaning Solutions (PCS) group from Banner Chemicals joined MACH 2016, the largest manufacturing and engineering exhibition in the UK. Banner Chemicals was offering the UK’s widest variety of alternative vapour degreasing solvents including Perklone MD, Samsol MC, Samsol RA, Solvex HD, and EnSolv

28 April 2016


Banner’s parent company, 2M Holdings, chosen as an official distributor in the UK for Dow Europe

Banner Chemicals is proud that its parent company, 2M Holdings Ltd (“2M”) has been chosen as an official distributor in the UK for Dow Europe, covering their range of specialty solvents, ethanolamine and chelates. The extensive product list includes Dow’s leading brands DOWANOL™ E-Series, P-Series as well as VERSENE ™ VERSENOL ™ and CARBOWAX ™

30 March 2016

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