This company’s wax is used in E45 cream, Warburtons bread packaging and Barbour jackets. The business is owned by chief executive Ian Appleton, 56, after he bought a wax blending plant in Chorley, Lancashire, 10 years ago from his then employer, the German chemicals firm H&R. Exports to markets including South Africa, Europe and Saudi Arabia, reached £4.6m last year.
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