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Tenaplas of Upper Basildon, Near Pangbourne, Berks. Telephone: Upper Basildon 228, 269, 283, 208. Cables: "Tenaplas, Reading"

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Extruded Thermoplastic Tubing, Rods, Insulated Wires and continuous lengths of any section for Chemical, Clothing, Haberdashery, Furnishing, Upholstery, Automobile, Medical Radio, Advertising, Sports, Textile, Toy, Watch, and Farming Industries. (Earls Court, 1st Floor, Stand No. 799) [1]

1957 Hartley Baird transferred Tenaplas and Creston Electric to Camp Bird for a nominal sum[2].

1959 Expansion of production capacity by investment in new machinery; also manufactured for Rubber Plastics, another part of the Camp Bird Group, making polyurethane compounds under licence from British and German companies[3]

1962 At some point before Camp Bird sold its 80% interest in Hartley Baird for cash, Tenaplas must have been transferred back to Hartley Baird[4].

1976 Tenaplas was placed in voluntary liquidation; this company had no connection with Tenaplas Extrusions Ltd that continued to trade[5].

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Sources of Information

  1. 1947 British Industries Fair p273
  2. The Times, 21 September 1957
  3. The Times, 14 December 1959
  4. The Times, 29 March 1962
  5. The Times, 9 January 1976