The development of Tencel* lyocell fibre by Courtaulds Research from the 1979 Genesis project to Courtaulds Exodus from fibres, based around publications from that time and the recollections of those involved.
Coventry Tencel Pilot Line Photo: Jim Gannon in Action (1997?)
Here's a photo from a 35mm slide taken in the Coventry pilot plant. The man in the white suit has been confirmed as Jim Gannon and the year is thought to be 1997. Maybe if the photographer or Jim is online he could confirm this.