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    BX plastics which stands for British Xyonlite used to make plastic toys, including ping pong balls. The factory was built in 1939 and the company liquidated in 1999. It's a huge place, that was covered in rubble, graffiti and porn magazines.


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    Thanks and welcome. :)

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    Nice one Naomi,and Welcome to the forum
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    Welcome to the forum Naomi. So that's where my ping-pong balls came from. A nice post for your first one.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Nice first report :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    So that's where my ping-pong balls came from.
    BX was a very large trading and manufacturing concern and even prior to WW2, had set up three subsidiary companies. Your ping-pong balls were not made here, they were manufactured by Halex, which was based in Highams Park, Hale End, in North London and produced finished goods manufactured from the base plastic compounds that came out of the BX Compounding Factories.

    Very nice set of images Naomi, they illustrate the life of that building very well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    Welcome to the forum Naomi. So that's where my ping-pong balls came from. A nice post for your first one.
    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirus_Strictus View Post
    BX was a very large trading and manufacturing concern and even prior to WW2, had set up three subsidiary companies. Your ping-pong balls were not made here, they were manufactured by Halex, which was based in Highams Park, Hale End, in North London and produced finished goods manufactured from the base plastic compounds that came out of the BX Compounding Factories.

    Very nice set of images Naomi, they illustrate the life of that building very well!
    Thank you for the information!

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