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Electro-Chemical Co

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of St Helens

Colonel Holland and Mr James Richardson patented and commercialised a process for electrolytic treatment of salt solutions to make caustic soda and chlorine

c.1894 Established pilot plant at Snodland, Kent

1896 The Electro-Chemical Company was incorporated. A freehold site was purchased at St Helens, in the centre of the chemical manufacturing industry which would use the products.

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