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Note: This is a sub-section of Dunlop Rubber Co
The General Rubber Goods Division of Dunlop, of Manchester.
1933 the General Rubber Goods Division was one of the 4 divisions of Dunlop.
By 1966 was manufacturer of a wide range of rubber-based products for industry including printers' blankets and rubber-to-metal bonded components for industry; a new factory was built at Skelmersdale
1967 In a joint venture with Dracone Developments, with funding from the National Research Development Corporation, Dunlop had produced the Dracone barge, a flexible towable vessel for transporting liquids by sea
1969 The Chemline Services unit had developed a novel anti-corrosion product
1974 Major rise in sales achieved, including printers' blankets, solid tyres for fork lift trucks, low loaders and rotary plant, and marine safety equipment