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The Early History Of The Damard Lacquer Company


The origins and development of Bakelite Ltd. in the UK are well documented, principally through the splendid history of the company by TJ Fielding. Among other historical material that has survived is a typed manuscript [...]

The Kleeware Story


The Kleeman family began making plastics in 1938, buying six Reed Prentice injection moulding machines from the USA. They were installed in a factory in Welwyn Garden City, together with compression moulding machines, under the [...]

Plastics Afloat


Roanoid Plastics Ltd. was a specialist plastics moulding company established to produce items for the shipping industry and which went on to supply trade mouldings to some of the world's leading companies. Its factories at [...]

The Michelin Centenary 1905-2005


The invention and development of the pneumatic tyre changed the world in which we live. Among the leading names associated with its success is that of the Michelin company which was founded in May 1889 [...]