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Duco was a trade name assigned to a product line of automotive lacquer developed by the DuPont Company in the 1920s. Under the Duco brand, DuPont introduced the first quick drying multi-color line of nitrocellulose lacquers made especially for the automotive industry. It was also used in paintings by American artist Jackson Pollock. It is presently used by Nexa Autocolor — formerly ICI Autocolor and now a division of Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries — as a tradename for automotive enamels in Asia.
Duco is still used as an Australian colloquialism for automotive paint. Also in Romania the term was in use with the same meaning until beginning of 2000. It was (and partly still is) used in Hungarian as dukkó (noun) and dukkóz (verb).
Duco coated is used in the plumbing industry to describe lacquered floor drains and other similar products.
Duco is also a brand of household cement.
DUCO is a world leader in the design and manufacture of subsea umbilical cable systems. It is a subsidiary of the Technip Group, under the trademark 'Technip Umbilical Systems'. The name Duco originates from Dunlop and Coflexip, when the Coflexip-Stena Offshore group acquired the subsea umbilical systems activity of the Dunlop[disambiguation needed] group. The company has 4 locations worldwide: Newcastle (UK), Houston (USA), Lobito (Angola), and Tanjung-Langsat (Malaysia).
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