Brown and Polson
From Graces Guide
of Royal Starch Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire.
Brown and Polson commenced producing starch and cornflour in Paisley in the 1860s.
1854 John Polson invented the process of making very pure starch from maize.
John Polson and William Brown founded a business to make starch for shawl makers, though it was the edible starch that made their company successful.
It later became CPC Foods Ltd, a subsidiary of Unilever, which produced Hellmann's mayonnaise, Gerber baby foods and Knorr soups.
The company ceased production in Paisley in 2002.
1936 Corn Products Co acquired Brown and Polson.
2003 Brand name was sold to Premier Ambient Products.