Artex Ltd. is an English-based manufacturer of building materials.
Artex was started in 1935, with the name Artex coming from the two words: artistic and texture.
Artex became part of the BPB group of companies in 1966. It merged with Blue Hawk in 1997. Blue Hawk had been bought by BPB in 1972. BPB was in turn purchased by Saint-Gobain a large French building products company in 2005.
It owns several brands, some of which have become genericized and are recognised as household words. Its brands include: