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« on: October 08, 2006, 10:20:16 AM »
Do you have any info on a Danish company that licensed manufacture of their process, called 'Durographic', c.1950?

I believe Agfa Gevaert now own the rights (from 1964?), but I have a 1955 article mentioning 'Durographic' in relation to slumped glassware produced by Webb Crystal Glass Co. using this process.

There also appears to be a Swiss company, Durographic AG, that went into liquidation recently although I don't think there's any connection.
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Re: Durographic
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 09:30:32 PM »
Ah well, 6 years later, perhaps someone might be able to help with this now?  ;D
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Re: Durographic
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 07:01:47 AM »
And what is their relation to Durobor Belgium - one of the largest mechanical glass makers who extensively used screen printing on container glass?
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Re: Durographic
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 09:01:01 AM »
That's a thought, but from what date did they start this? I am looking at c.1950, which is when the Durographic process appears to have been introduced. One of the significant features of this process is the use of half-toning, meaning photos could be printed onto glass, ceramics, etc. and (from what I understand) is more akin to a lithographic printing press, and quite different to silk-screening.
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Re: Durographic
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 09:28:50 AM »
1956 says the good book - when Owens Illinois invested in mechanical glass production in the Verrerie de Soignies.  It is the company that owns Ravenhead.
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Re: Durographic
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 11:00:21 AM »
Thanks for that. So this post-dates the Durographic process by at least six years.

All I know is that Durographic (name of company and/or process?) was developed by a Danish company around 1950. I'm sure there must be more information on this.
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Re: Durographic
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2013, 12:56:31 PM »
Funnily enough I found this yesterday! Note it calls it a "Webby" dish, not Webbs, and then other sellers have copied this mistake  ;D
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