LONDON - An international search has been launched to find a buyer for some of the UK’s longest-established paint and coatings trademarks and brands. The 47 trademarks belonging to Trimite have been put up for sale following the company’s insolvency.

Administrator Begbies Traynor has appointed asset value specialist Charterfields to dispose of the trademarks and brands, which include names such as Aqualac, Aquatite, Brysol, Top Cote, Monolac, Paintbond and Trimacell, along with the company’s two Internet domain names.

Trimite started out in 1940 supplying cellulose paints to the automotive industry and went on to become a leading manufacturer of industrial paints, powder coatings and pre-treatments. The company had operations in Uxbridge, Bristol and Birmingham and overseas in Ireland and the United States.

Trimite made products for almost every industrial application, serving sectors including defense, aerospace, agriculture, construction, road, rail and telecoms.