11 - Development - Pigments Plant at Laverton

Date Range1960 - 31 December 1969
Related Provenance
SubsequentDevelopment - PMA Ltd, Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited (1970 - 1991)

The Development section of the Pigments Plant at Laverton, headed by a Chief Development Officer overseeing development officers, a Plant Colorist (also known as the Works Colorist), Lab Technicians and (in the late 1960s) two Trainee Chemists.

This section of the plant was responsible for the development, testing and improvement of pigments and pigment products.

Chief Development Officers included Alan R. Barlee (later Development Superintendent under Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited, and General Manager of PMA Ltd from 1984). W. A. Braun (referred to in some early papers as Works Colorist) may also have been a Chief Development Officer or equivalent prior to Alan Barlee's appointment.

Other Development staff from the Pigments Plant at Laverton with records in this collection include Derek W. Richards (Development Officer - Azo Pigments) and J. Murtagh (Plant Colorist).

ReferencesPMA0924, "Factory Induction Programme", Series 27, Pigment Manufacturers of Australia Limited Collection, MS 13626, State Library of Victoria, Australia.

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