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December 1937.
1950. Syncol.
October 1953. Syncol.

Synthite Ltd, of West Bromwich, later of Mold; makers of anti-freeze, formaldehyde and allied products, speciality chemicals

1920 Company founded in West Bromwich to produce resins; soon became a successful manufacturer of formaldehyde.

1928 Incorporated into the Charles Tennant Group.

1950 Formaldehyde production began at the newly acquired plant in Mold, North Wales.

1963 Distillers Co purchased 49% interest in the company.

1967 Distillers' interest sold to BP together with many of Distillers other chemical interests[1].

1991 All production moved to North Wales.

2004 (November) British Industrial Plastics was acquired by Synthite Limited, the UK's leading manufacturer of formaldehyde and a member of the Tennants Consolidated group. Renamed BIP (Oldbury)

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times 1 April 1967
  • Synthite website [1]