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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. Another part of the Group, at Runcorn, developed a technique for manufacturing ceramic superconductors
1988 The Material Research Centre was located at the Wilton site
1989 Sold the electronic component manufacturing businesses
1993 ICI was to sell Fiberite, of Arizona, (acquired with Beatrice Chemicals in 1984) which would mark the exit from the advanced materials field