Dyrup was Founded in 1928. During world war one in 1917, the young engineer Sigurd Dyrup was sent to the U.S.A by his employer, he was sent there to obtain raw material and study the production of paint and lacquer. However the submarine blockade prevented him from making the journey back to Denmark, which made him apply for a job in the American color-industry, the young Dyrup soon advanced to vice president at Cook Paint & Varnish Co. in Kansas City.
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Value describes the darkness or lightness of a color. A color light in value has been diluted with white. For example, pink is a tint of red that has a light value, because of the white added to it.