Perspex® acrylic adds visual impact to new GippsTAFE Academy

  A landmark academy building has undergone an impressive transformation which includes the use of Perspex® acrylic.   The GippsTAFE Academy is the newest of six locations for Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE (now known as Federation Training); standing proud as the flagship building for the entire campus. Being located in the heart of Traralgon, […]

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Inspiring Women: Catherine Lloyd

To mark International Women’s Day, we announced a series of features celebrating the many talented women working at Lucite International (LI). Next up in this series, we speak to Catherine Lloyd, Graduate Process Engineer at our Cassel site in the UK, about her career so far.   When did you join LI? CL: September 2012 […]

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Perspex® style at Chatsworth House

The Perspex® acrylic brand is proud to announce its involvement in the highly anticipated 2017 exhibition – House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth.   Both Perspex® Clear cast and Perspex® Clear continuous cast grades have been handpicked for their outstanding optical clarity and flawless surface quality, ensuring headline focus remains on the beautifully displayed […]

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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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