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of Duxford, Cambs.
1934 Dr N. A. de Bruyne set up a private, independent company to investigate the use of synthetic resin materials in aircraft construction, supported by the Aeronautical Research Committee and the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
1937 Aeronautical development and research work. Aerolite Plastics.
Initial applications were sought in propeller blades, and later in wing spars using various reinforcing fibres including cellulose and linen. Their range of epoxy resin adhesives increasingly became used in aircraft construction in place of riveted assemblies
1938 Invented and patented honeycomb construction
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
1948 Major interest in the company acquired by Ciba
1957 Redux Adhesives. Araldite epoxy resins.
By 1957 50 types of aircraft, from guided missiles to large, turbo-jet airliners, used Redux bonding.