Inspiring Women: Helen Harte

To mark International Women’s Day, we announced a series of features celebrating the many talented women working at Lucite International (LI). In the first of this series we speak to Helen Harte, research scientist at our Newton Aycliffe site in the UK, about her career so far.   When did you join LI? HH: I […]

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Mini Museum

Mini Museum is a pocket-sized collection of rare specimens from Earth and beyond. It houses unique, carefully selected contents spanning billions of years. These wonderful products are made using Lucite® acrylic resin, and they are also crafted by one of our long-term customers, Meisner Acrylic Castings. Creator and Chief Curator of Mini Museum, Hans Fex […]

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Lightspace California

The LuciteLux® cast acrylic team and key partners were at LightSpace California for the first time this spring to inspire visitors with their interactive showcase of lighting solutions. It was a busy show with architects, designers, and lighting specialists gathering in our booth to explore the capabilities of using our bespoke LuciteLux® Illuminations Series in […]

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Equal opportunities for all – working at Lucite International

A 2012 employment study at Yale University recognized that a striking imbalance exists in the science field. Researchers found that, between identically qualified applicants to a laboratory manager position, those with male names were viewed as more competent and therefore more likely to be hired than their female counterparts. This alone is sobering enough, yet […]

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New ‘Line 2’ at Newton Aycliffe

Lucite International’s Newton Aycliffe site has completed a major project to replace the previous batch operated washing and drying equipment with a brand new continuous process. Referred to locally as the ‘Line 2 Project’, it has been a valuable opportunity to increase capacity while satisfying various SHE and legislative requirements, which were all key drivers […]

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Acrylic – the product designer’s dream

When they hear the word ‘acrylic’ most people think immediately of paints, signage, display, advertising, or other traditional uses. However, for product designers, transparency, high optical clarity, texture and many other fantastic aesthetic and performance qualities make acrylic an ideal material to work with.   Designers truly do break the traditionalist’s view of acrylic. Let’s […]

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The beauty of Valspar

Valspar is a global giant in the manufacture of high performance paints and coatings. Based in Minneapolis, MN, USA, with annual revenues of $4.6bn, it is currently ranked the fourth largest producer of paints and coatings in the world. Valspar is one of the largest suppliers of paint into the North American DIY market and […]

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Perspex® acrylic – Illuminating signage and Beyond!

The award-winning National Space Centre in Leicester, UK, experienced first-hand the design possibilities of Perspex® acrylic in an astronomical renovation to boost enthusiasm and excitement for guests of all ages visiting the facility. Compared with the previous entrance, the new design is like stepping into another universe. The dark and mysterious walls create an eerie […]

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Lucite International sponsors 10th NEPIC Annual Industry Awards

Lucite International (LI) recently sponsored the 10th North East of England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) Annual Industry Awards, celebrating the achievements of the companies and individuals in the chemicals-processing industries in the North East of England. 450 industry leaders were in attendance as £20,000 in prize funds was donated to the worthy winners in support […]

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What’s in a new Lucite® SPA color?

Each year the Lucite® SPA acrylic team, based at Lucite International’s (LI) Americas HQ in Memphis, TN, launches a new range of colors to spa manufacturers and dealers across the region. We go behind the scenes to find out what’s involved in bringing these new colors to market.   The journey from color trend prediction […]

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