Corporate entry Taubmans Pty Ltd ( - 1989)
- Paint or Pigment Industries and Chemical Industries
Taubmans Pty Ltd was Australia's oldest industrial manufacturers of paint and enamels. During the Second World War there was a shortage of raw material so Taubmans had to branch out into other industries to survive. They manufactured amongst other things industrial chemicals such as ethylenedichloride and DDT. This chemical arm of the company was eventually sold to ICI Australia. Taubmans developed many paints and enamels for the automotive and white-goods markets. In 1989 they were taken over by Runport Pty Limited (subsidiary of Courtauls PLC).
- Walsh, G. P., 'Taubman, George Henry (1862-1938) and Nathaniel James (1864-1931), manufacturers', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, p. 173. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120191b.htm. Details
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_t.html. Details
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