About Venator

Venator is a leading global chemical company headquartered in the North East of England. Our experts create and make pigments and additives that make a difference to daily life and contribute to a more sustainable future.

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Venator in the North East

Our broad and versatile portfolio of leading pigments and additives includes many well-known brand names and industry-leading products. Developed by a talented team of experts, who are committed to continuous, customer-focused innovation, our products are marketed globally to a diversified group of customers.

Our work focuses on titanium dioxide (TiO2) and performance additives. Within these areas we are a leading global producer in many of our key product lines – including TiO2, colour pigments, functional additives, timber treatment and water treatment products. Our products are used as intelligent ingredients in thousands of everyday items including coatings, plastics, cosmetics, paper, pharmaceuticals, fibres, films, inks, catalysts, concrete, building materials and in water purification.

Worldwide we operate 24 facilities and employ approximately 4,300 people, who serve customers in more than 110 countries.

We’re a New York Stock Exchange listed company with our head office based on Teesside at Wynyard Park. We also have two manufacturing facilities in the North East; one in Greatham, Hartlepool, and another in Birtley, Chester-le-Street.

With so many of our employees living and working in the North East, we want to be able to make a real difference to our local communities. That’s why we’re using two of Venator’s core values, Teamwork and Innovation, to provide direct benefits and support local projects that promote this in the local area.

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Together Fund Opening Summer 2019

Together Fund

Sports clubs, learning centres and groups connect people of all ages and backgrounds; creating life-long friendships and strengthening communities. Start planning your funding application to put towards a new club kit, new equipment, contribute to the cost of a trip or even to help with funding towards a community hall refurb - and apply for a £250 grant when this fund opens in Summer 2019.

Scientists at Venator Opening early 2020

Bright Ideas Fund

Bright ideas in science, technology, engineering and maths will shape the future of our world. Start planning your application for new science equipment, outreach services or even an educational day out - and apply for a £250 grant when this fund re-opens in early 2020.