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ICI Materials Group

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of Wilton, Tees-side

Part of ICI


In the 1980s ICI formed an Advanced Materials business, dealing in high performance plastics and composite materials.

1987 The Advanced Materials Group of Welwyn Garden City won a Queens' Award for Technology for its development of PEEK for use in a variety of demanding applications[1]. Another part of the Group, at Runcorn, developed a technique for manufacturing ceramic superconductors[2]

1988 The Material Research Centre was located at the Wilton site

1989 Sold the electronic component manufacturing businesses[3]

1993 ICI was to sell Fiberite, of Arizona, (acquired with Beatrice Chemicals in 1984) which would mark the exit from the advanced materials field[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, April 21, 1987
  2. The Times, November 03, 1987
  3. The Times, November 07, 1989
  4. The Times December 04, 1993