British Industrial Plastics Ltd

1894-current(2016, polymer material manufacturer

Established in around 1894 as British Cyanides Co. It is the oldest polymer material manufacturer in the UK, and amongst the oldest in the world. In 1924, the company patented the world’s first ‘water-white’ thermoset resin, and in 1926, they produced the world’s first white commercial moulding powder. 1929, the company purchased the Streetly Manufacturing Co (SMC) to serve as its own moulding plant.

In 1936, the company name was changed to British Industrial Plastics (BIP). BIP was taken over by Turner and Newall in 1961. They now trade as BIP (Oldbury) Limited.