History of William Blythe

  • 1845


    William Blythe Ltd was founded in Church, Lancashire and named for its owner.

  • 1854

    First William Blythe patent filed.

  • 1863

    merger with John Riley's was completed

  • 1892

    William Blythe & Co. Ltd was established with William Blythe's sons, William Steward Blythe and Frederick Charles Blythe, as Directors

  • 1998

    William Blythe became a wholly owned subsidiary of Synthomer (named Yule Catto at the time).

  • 2013

    William Blythe opens its new Analytical and R&D laboratories as the company focus shifts to new advanced materials development

  • 2017

    New multi-purpose production facility operational

  • 2018

    new hydrothermal synthesis plant will be commissioned.

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