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  • Brian Mercer 1927-1998Subscription

    1 May, 1999Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Dr Brian Mercer, who died aged 70 in November, was a member of the distinguished Mercer family, which was involved in the textile industry for many generations. In the 1950s he invented the Netlon process, in which plastics are extruded into a net-like process in one stage, winning a Queen's Award for Technological Achievement.