Dyestuffs Division Imperial Chemical Industries Limited 1927 - 1971
- Blackley, Manchester urban district, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Imperial Chemical Industries Limited was formed in 1926, following the merger of Nobel Industries Ltd, Brunner, Mond and Company Ltd, the United Alkali Company, and the British Dyestuffs Corporation. Its operations began in 1927, with 33,000 people employed in five main product areas: alkali products, explosives, metals, general chemicals, and dyestuffs. The former British Dyestuffs Corporation works at Blackley, Manchester became the home of ICI's Dyestuffs Division. In 1971, the Dyestuffs Division merged with parts of the Nobel Division to become known as the Organics Division. Later mergers with other specialty chemical producers created ICI Colours and Fine Chemicals, which then became ICI Specialties.