The works opened in 1972 and is owned by Chamberlain Phipps, a member of the Evode Group. It manufactures vinyl coated wallpaper, including backing paper for textured foam-blown papers.
Two years after opening, the plant began to attract complaints from the neighbouring Woodhouse Close estate. Residents complained of nausea and eye irritation, and linked these to a visible white plume and paraffin-like odour from the plant. Chamberlain Ph