of Duxford, Cambs.
1934 Dr N. A. de Bruyne set up a private, independent company to investigate the use of synthetic resin materials in aircraft construction, supported by the Aeronautical Research Committee and the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
1937 Aeronautical development and research work. "Aerolite" Plastics.
Initial applications were sought in propeller blades, and later in wing spars using various reinforcing fibres including cellulose and linen
1938 Invented and patented honeycomb construction
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
1948 Major interest in the company acquired by Ciba
1957 Redux Adhesives
By 1957 50 types of aircraft, from guided missiles to large, turbo-jet airliners, used Redux bonding.
Sources of Information
- The Times, Oct 05, 1936
- * 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
- The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jan 07, 1939
- The Times, Feb 14, 1955
- The Times , Oct 17, 1957
- The Times, Sep 04, 1957