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Delanium

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of Battersea

Research Organisation formed by Thomas De La Rue and Co, Powell Duffryn and others[1]

1945 Private company registered to undertake research into making substances of commercial and industrial value from coal, oil and other materials[2]

1946 Acquired suitable premises at Battersea

1947 The shares owned by De La Rue Plastics were acquired by Powell Duffryn[3] who thus became sole owners

Had developed a new carbon product which had great advantages in terms of manufacture and finished product; this was commercialised by Powell Duffryn Carbon Products under the name Delanium.

1947 Name changed to Powell Duffryn Research Laboratories Ltd; would work for all the companies in the Powell Duffryn organisation.

1950 All R&D work at Battersea was moved to Hayes[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Oct 23, 1947
  2. The Times, Jan 27, 1945
  3. The Times Feb 10, 1947
  4. The Times, Nov 07, 1950