Keystone Europe Limited

Units 1-2 Beckview Business Parks, Bradley Junction Ind. Estate Leeds Rd, HD2 1UR Huddersfield
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Telephone +44 1484 341466
Fax +44 1484 341544


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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.10  Additives
  • 01.10.048  Colourants
  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.10  Additives
  • 01.10.050  Dyestuffs, soluble

Dyestuffs, soluble

Our products

Product category: Colourants

Keyplast Colorants

Our Keyplast™ line of dyes is specially developed for a multitude of polymer and resin systems and the best possible performance.  We offer a wide range of dyes—including FDA-approved, high performance colorants for high heat applications, dyestuffs for bio-resins, and other specialty polymers.

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Product category: Colourants

Vibrant Fluorescent Dyes

Our Keyfluor™ fluorescent dyes are specially selected for use in plastic applications as special effects and security taggants on manufactured goods and packaging materials to validate product idenification and authenticity. This line incorporates directly into your chosen polymer or resin system and are detected by ultraviolet light. They are well suited for high heat applications and exhibit excellent exterior properties.

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Product category: Colourants

Granite Special Effects


Designed to give a textured effect to a variety of substrates, these fibers can be added to paper stock, coatings, casting resins, and plastics where a soft, natural, or distinctive effect is required. They are also commonly used as an added level of security in legal or financial documents.

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Product category: Colourants

FDA Colorants

Several Keystone colorants may be used safely in the manufacture of articles intended for use in producing, manufacturing, packing, processing, preparing, treating, packaging, transporting or holding food, subject to provisions and definitions set forth in FDA 21 CFR § 178.3297 Colorants for Polymers, paragraphs (a) through (e), unless otherwise indicated. We are confident these products will meet and exceed expectations for color brilliance and consistent quality in food contact applications.

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Product category: Colourants

Reversacol Dyes

Reversacol™ dyes are most commonly used in prescription photochromic lenses but find many applications in plastics, films, and coatings as special effects or ultraviolet indicators. These dyes are colorless until exposure to ultraviolet sources when they impart special effects. Our experts can advise on the technical aspects of these products—including loading levels, solubility, solvent compatibility, and processing temperatures.

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Company news




Aug 9, 2016

Keystone Aniline Acquires Colour Synthesis Solutions

CHICAGO, IL— Keystone Aniline Corporation, a leader in the global industrial colorant marketplace, announces the acquisition of Colour Synthesis Solutions Limited (CSS) of Manchester, UK. 

John Andrews, CEO of Keystone, states, “Bringing their custom dye synthesis and research expertise into our service platform enables us to raise the bar again in color chemistry.  Our clients now have full access to a complete solution:  dye creation, synthesis route, and full scale-up commercialization.   This alliance also supports our plans for growth—and most importantly our dedication to technical and scientific leadership around the world.  We are very excited to add this innovative organization to our family of companies.”   

Dr. John Taylor, founder of CSS adds, “We are excited about the opportunities our combined cultures and expertise will bring.  This acquisition brings expansion while allowing us to work closely with our clients—something very important to us.” 

Effective immediately, the CSS business will be integrated into the operations of Keystone Europe based in Huddersfield, UK, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keystone Aniline Corporation.  Colour Synthesis Solutions will remain in Manchester and retain its own corporate name and brand.  

About Keystone

Since 1920, innovating with color has always been our only business.  The dyes, pigments, pigment dispersions, and polymers we develop are used across several markets and in hundreds of applications.  Applying science and technology, we’re continuously exploring possibilities and resolving complex color challenges for our customers from our locations around the world.  

About Colour Synthesis Solutions

Founded in 2006, Colour Synthesis Solutions Limited is a leading provider of both colored and non-colored fine chemicals, and bespoke chemistry services.  From custom synthesis of dyes and reactive intermediates, to process research, we help companies across many different areas of industry achieve success in their chemical research.

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About us

Company details

Innovating with color has always been our only business.  For over 90 years, we have been dedicated to the chemistry behind the pigments and dyes used in hundreds of applications across a wide range of markets.  With our experience rooted in science and technology, we’re continuously exploring possibilities and bringing formulation ideas and solutions to our customers around the world. 

Dyes and pigments are complex raw materials.  In addition to selection and application, navigating the global regulatory landscape and managing inventory needs are equally important.  Keystone’s color specialists and compliance experts can coordinate your technical, regulatory, and commercial requirements.  

As a leading supplier to the global industrial colorant marketplace, our facilities and offices are located to partner with you wherever you do business.

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