As museums go they don’t get much better known than the Louvre in Paris.
But now the world-famous landmark has turned to a Heysham business to help them preserve their artefacts.
Ecos Organic Paints, based on Heysham Business Park, are one of the only companies in the world to manufacture odourless, toxin-free paints.
And this week they secured their most famous customer to date, when an official from the Paris museum rang up to order some of their unique air-purifying paint.
Company founder Ian West, said: “We had a call from a lady who said they had been testing our paints and wanted to use them on some display cabinets for artefacts.
“Unlike conventional paints Ecos paint gives off no fumes or odours which can be damaging to fragile fragments, artefacts and parchments as well as to people breathing them.
“We are so pleased the Louvre have chosen our products, we have supplied similar products to other museums, but this is a real feather in our cap.”
The company, founded in 1989, also count web search giants Google and Westminster Abbey amongst their fans.