Duro Paint Manufacturing Company – initial notes

Duro Paint Company was established in 1937.

1948  Orient Paint merges with the Duro Paint Manufacturing Co. in Hong Kong.(1)

During the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong Duro Paint remained in operation. (As did China Paint and The National Lacquer and Paint Products Co Ltd.)

Duro Paint Manu Co snipped factory image 1947 HKMemory

1947 Courtesy: HK Memory Project

After the WWII, China Paint, NLPP, Duro Paint and Island Paint quickly resumed productions. In 1946, Kin Kwok Lacquer Manufacturing Company Limited became the fifth paint manufacturer. Duro Paint and Oriental Paint from Shanghai were merged. The new Duro Paint was managed under the British company Swire Group. Since the war until 1950s, other paint companies were established, including Hong Kong Paint Products Limited, Chi Lee Paint Factory, Majestic Paint Manufacturing Company Limited and Wan Guo Paint Factory. At that time, except Duro Paint which was under a British company, all paint manufacturers were Chinese owned. (2)

Duro Paint Manufacturing Co Ltd Manufacturer Advert 1953 HK Sunday Herald 29.10.1950

HK Sunday Herald 29.10.1950

Duro Paint Manufacturing Co Ltd-manufacturer-advert-1953

1953 Courtesy: IDJ

Duro Paint: 1954 A section of the Varnish Kitchen HK Memory Trade Bulletin, Hong Kong : Commerce and Industry Department (December 1954), p.13.

Duro Paint 1954 Part of the Control Laboratory – Trade Bulletin, Hong Kong : Commerce and Industry Department (December 1954), p.13.

This article was first posted on 17th May 2017.

Sources:

  1. http://www.swirepacific.com/en/about/md.php?period=y1959
  2. HK Memory, Industry Focus, Paint

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