Durex Abrasives Limited

Durex Abrasives Limited

Durex Abrasives Limited was formed by the 3M Company (formerly the Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Co. Ltd.) in 1929. Durex acted as an export company, buying products from domestic firms in the United States and selling them through its sales offices and distributors around the world.

Durex also served to manufacture 3M products abroad and the company’s UK factory was at Arden Road, Adderley Park, Birmingham, where branded products such as Durex cellulose tape, Durex masking tape and Durex abrasive paper were manufactured.

The Durex brand name was discontinued in 1951.

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