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Maker of dense laminate and electrical insulating material, of Bristol Road, Gloucester
1937 New Insulation Co incorporated
Manufacturer of the Permali range of materials derived from different wood veneers, Bakelite-impregnated before being pressed and polymerised into blocks of varying thicknesses. The combination of mechanical strength, lightness and anti-corrosive properties led to its use in aircraft blades.
1951 Name changed to Permali Ltd
1954 Public company
1955 Acquired from Jablo Plastics Industries that part of their business concerned with densified wood. A new subsidiary was formed combined with part of Hordern-Richmond, located at Croydon, called Hydulignum-Jabroc (Tools) Ltd. Also acquired the Jabroc material from Jablo Plastics.
1956 Introduced new line - glass laminates.
1958 Completion of centralisation of UK manufacturing at Gloucester except for the aircraft propeller business at Haddenham
192 Products included Permali laminates, Permacast epoxide resin insulation, Dialam EHT bushings, Permaglass reinforced glass, Permaflon PTFE components, Hydulignum and Jabroc wood laminates for engineering
1975 Acquired by BTR Industries, which then operated as BTR Permali.