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May 1960.

of New Hythe, near Maidstone, Kent. Telephone: Aylesford 7361. Cables: "Holoplast, Larkfield". Sales office at Victoria Street, London, SW1

1947 British Industries Fair Advert as Manufacturers of "Holoplast" Laminated Structural Plastic Material suitable for every application where low weight and great strength needed such as walls, partitions, doors, furniture, benches, floors. Resistant to fire, spirits, oils, acids. (Plastics Section - Earls Court, 1st Floor, Stand No. 826) [1]

1950 Patent - A method of manufacturing corrugated plastic laminates, and the products of such manufacture. [2]

1956 Acquired by Albert E. Reed and Co, on whose Aylesford site the company had its factory[3]

1965 Part of the new joint venture formed by Pillar Holdings and Alcan Industries, called Architectural Aluminium, to exploit the use of aluminium in buildings in the UK. Holoplast specialised in custom-made aluminium curtain walling and partitioning[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 388; and p138
  2. [1] Wikipatents
  3. The Times, Jul 17, 1956
  4. The Times, Jul 27, 1965