opening a new plant on on Tuesday, Sep 23, 1997.
WORKS HEYDAY: Children of ICI
employees in Huddersfield visit a pantomime at the town's former Palace Theatre in 1953 (left) and (above) ICI
workers travel in a lorry during a bus strike in 1949; COLOUR PRODUCTION: Mrs D Couchman packs dyestuff crystals at ICI
's Dalton Works in 1949
BREAKING THE NEWS: John McAdam, left, of ICI
, and Hans Wijers, of Akzo Nobel, at a Press conference in The Great Eastern Hotel, London.
said there was no certainty that the latest approach would lead to an offer being made for the business.
's 312ft high nitram plant, which cost PS3m, and was opened in November 1969, features in another image, while a bird's eye view of ICI
Billingham taken in 1984 shows what was the proposed site for a nuclear dump.
Even if the ICI
board recommends the bid, Akzo, which employs 900 staff at its International Paints business in Felling Gateshead, still has to win over the support of its shareholders, with some said to be unhappy about the price of the deal, which they view as too expensive.
made no comment over Akzo, which first approached the company with a pounds 7.
, which has around 3,500 staff in the UK, turned down an initial pounds 7.
, which took on Quest as part of an acquisition from Unilever in 1997, said the move allowed it to focus on other areas of its operation, such as strong coatings, adhesives and other speciality chemicals.
He says ICI
has made major investments to upgrade its fluoropolymer compounding plant in Thorndale, Pa.
This week the focus is on ICI
and shows the huge impact the company had on Teesside ?