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1880. Newton, Chambers and Co began research into the distillation of coal. The tar distillates provided a basis of many products that were later manufactured by Izal.
By 1890 Izal germicide was produced in emulsified form, to be followed by other disinfectant products.
1893 The company introduced Izal, the new non-poisonous disinfectant.
1947 British Industries Fair Advert for Industrial Hygiene. 'The Izal System of Industrial Hygiene'. Manufacturers of Chemical Products for use in Hygiene Including: Disinfectant Fluids and Powders, Insecticidal Fluids and Powders, Liquid Soaps, Cleansers, Antiseptic Toilet Rolls, etc. [of Thorncliffe] (Chemicals etc. Section - Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. A.1149) 
1972 Newton, Chambers and Co was taken over by industrial holding company Central and Sheerwood