Tay Textiles Ltd

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Tay Textiles Ltd

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Tay Textiles Ltd was an amalgam of various Dundee textile firms, some of which had been founded in the nineteenth century. By the early 1980s it was mainly a producer of specialist polypropylene tape, which was used to make flexible intermediate bulk containers. In 1983 Don & Low purchased it from Scott and Robertson PLC for £350,000. It had two plants one in Dundee, and one in Perth. Commercially the take-over was not a success, despite considerable investment in the company, and in 1989, Dons opted to sell the firm to Van Leer (UK) Holdings Ltd. In 1990 it became Van Leer Tay Ltd and in 2001 Huhtamaki Tay Ltd, although by this time the company seems to have had no operations in Dundee.

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