- since its creation in
1894, BIP has moved on to become a world leader in
the supply of thermoset plastics and chemicals with
manufacturing and distributors now located worldwide.
We were the first company to patent urea-formaldehyde
resins during 1924, since which BIP has evolved into
a technology innovator delivering class leading thermoset
moulding materials, textile
chemicals and paper
BIP’s tradition of being first in emerging
technologies continues currently with water-based
blast media and biodiesel the
environmental friendly fuel produced from recycled
“Woody” Woodfull. Sadly, passed away last Friday, aged 98.
As one of the key figures in BIP's growth during the 40's, 50's and 60's, The funeral is on Tuesday July 5th 2011, 2pm, at Robin Hood Crem in Birmingham.
Mr Woodfull was an industrial designer, who worked at BIP from 1934 – 1975, first as a silversmith and then in plastics
-He was best known for designing plastic tableware that dominated the British dinner table in the Fifties and Sixties
-One of his most popular designs were the bullet-shaped salt and pepper shakers
-He was placed in charge of the Plastics Design Unit in 1951
-His Gaydon tableware form 1951 was considered by many to be his best work
-His Beetleware, melamine formaldehyde tableware, pieces sold extremely well, threatening the prominence of the ceramics market
BIP announces new product for Rope Coatings
BIP has designed two new aqueous polyurethane dispersions specifically for protecting cords and ropes.
The product coded ICOTHANE 32 and ICOTHANE 86 are the result of a two year joint development project with
I-Coats NV. The products are exclusively marketed by
I-Coats who are the industry specialists in this sector.
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– Thermoset moulders, around
the world recognise in the Beetle® trademark
the quality benchmark for urea and melamine moulding
compounds. Beetle® and Betafin® are indispensable
to textile manufacturers with pre-treatment
finishing resins, auxiliaries, wrinkle-free
shrink wool PAE resins and water-based
polyurethane resins. Beetle® is the market
leader throughout Europe in performance resins for
paper manufacturing and paper coating with amino
wet strength resins, hot
filter food contact methylated resins, neutral
curing wet strength resins and paper
coating resins. The surface finishing industry
worldwide relies on Beetle® plastic
blast media to meet the strict quality standards
set by US military specifications. BIP’s latest
innovation is biodiesel produced
from recycled vegetable oils to prEN14214 standard
under the quality trademark BIPSE®.