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August 1898.
September 1902.
1949. Izal Factory.
July 1954.

1880. Newton, Chambers and Co began research into the distillation of coal. The tar distillates provided a basis of many products that were later manufactured by Izal.

By 1890 Izal germicide was produced in emulsified form, to be followed by other disinfectant products.

1893 The company introduced Izal, the new non-poisonous disinfectant[1].

1947 British Industries Fair Advert for Industrial Hygiene. 'The Izal System of Industrial Hygiene'. Manufacturers of Chemical Products for use in Hygiene Including: Disinfectant Fluids and Powders, Insecticidal Fluids and Powders, Liquid Soaps, Cleansers, Antiseptic Toilet Rolls, etc. [of Thorncliffe] (Chemicals etc. Section - Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. A.1149) [2]

1960 Newton, Chambers and Co acquired Ronuk, makers of polishes and dyes[3]

1961 Specialists in the manufacture of various germicides including Izal, Sanizal, Zalpine toilet rolls[4]

1972 Newton, Chambers and Co was taken over by industrial holding company Central and Sheerwood

1973 The Izal division was sold to Sterling-Winthrop[5].

1986 Jeyes acquired Izal household products maker (a merger that had first been discussed in 1967)[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 21 August 1893
  2. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 272; and p200
  3. The Times, 30 April 1960
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  5. The Times, 8 September 1973
  6. The Times Dec. 10, 1986