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Drywall Joint Finishing Compounds, Wall & Ceiling Texture Products - HAMILTON MATERIALS, INC.

Hamilton Materials, Inc. (“Hamilton”) was incorporated in California in 1959.  Its principal place of business is located at 345 West Meats Ave., Orange, California.  Since approximately 1963, Hamilton has been engaged in the business of manufacturing drywall joint finishing compounds, wall texture products and ceiling texture products.    

Between approximately 1963-1977, some of Hamilton’s drywall finishing products contained asbestos, including:  

  • Taping Joint System (1970-1977);
  • All Purpose Joint System (1963-1977);
  • Multi-Purpose (1974);
  • Orange Dot Multi-Purpose (1974-1977);
  • Sof-Top Joint System (1975-1977); and
  • Sunburst Joint Compound (1975-1976). 


Between approximately 1959-1976, some of Hamilton’s wall texture products contained asbestos, including:  

  • Standard Wall Texture (1959-1975);
  • Hi-Stipple (mid 1960s-1973);
  • Hi-Miler (1967-mid 1972);
  • Regular EZ Spray (early 1970s-1975); and
  • California Whiteline (early 1970s-July 1976)


Between approximately the early 1960s-1976, some of Hamilton’s ceiling texture products contained asbestos, including:  

  • Plas-Tex California Premium (1975-July 1976);
  • Plas-Tex Premium (early 1960s-July 1976);
  • Plas-Tex Regular (late 1960s-July 1976); and
  • Plas-Tex 2121P (early 1960s-July 1976) 


Most of the asbestos fiber used by Hamilton in the manufacture of its products was supplied to Hamilton by Union Carbide


Many of those in construction and industrial fields would work with these asbestos containing products on a daily basis as part of their occupation.  As a result, millions of workers risked being exposed to dangerous levels of asbestos that would become airborne in the process of using, handling, mixing, cleaning up and repairing of these products.  When asbestos fibers and dust are airborne, they can easily be inhaled or ingested, and decades later develop into asbestos-related diseases, the most fatal being mesothelioma


If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos as a result of handling or being involved with Drywall Joint Finishing Compounds, Wall & Ceiling Texture Products, and if you think such exposure may have caused you or your loved one to become ill with mesothelioma or any other form of asbestos related disease, please contact the lawyers at Clapper, Patti Schweizer & Mason for more information.