The Start of the European Coatings Season

The European coatings season is getting into full swing with over 26,000 visitors and 962 exhibitors at the European Coatings Show (ECS) in Nuremberg, Germany last week. Despite wider economic forecasts, at Lucite International we believe there are plenty of reasons for optimism in the industry as MMA-based coatings usage in EAME grew between 1-2% […]

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A Catwalk for Cars

A catwalk for cars – why not? In the fiercely competitive world of car sales, one brand shone out from the crowd at the 2013 North America International Automobile Show (NAIAS) held in Detroit, Michigan in January. John Crisanti, Account Manager in the Americas region, for Lucite International recently shared the story of how General […]

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Lucite International at ADEX 2012

Lucite International at ADEX 2012

Lucite International China (LIC) exhibited at ADEX 2012, 11-14 July 2012 in Shanghai. Working alongside its downstream cast acrylic sheet manufacturer partners, LIC organised the creation of ‘Acrylic Shops’, an area of the exhibition that showcased and promoted the creative opportunities offered by acrylic. Covering an area of 180,000m2 Acrylic Shops attracted thousands of visitors over the four-days and was recognised as one of the highlights of the show.

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Increased MMA and new MAA capacity in the Americas

Lucite International, Inc. (LI) announces that it is progressing with its investment to establish 150kte per year production of Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) in 2012 at its Beaumont, Texas facility. The Company will continue to produce MMA at its Memphis, Tennessee facility, uniquely offering two world scale MMA assets to serve the growing demand of the Americas customer base.

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25 years without a Lost Work Case injury

25 years without a Lost Work Case injury

Lucite International’s (LI) Fite Road plant in Memphis, Tennessee, USA celebrated 25 years without a Lost Work Case (LWC) injury. This means that more than 10,000,000 hours have been completed without a LWC; particularly noteworthy for a chemical manufacturing site.

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Cast sheet expansion at Darwen, UK site

Cast sheet expansion at Darwen, UK site

LI announces that it will increase capacity at its facility in Darwen, Lancashire, UK with work commencing in 2012.

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Development of production technology for sustainable MMA

Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. (MRC) and subsidiary group Lucite International (both part of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation – MCHC) are continuing the drive for innovation by developing alternative sustainable feedstock sources for the production of Methyl Methacrylate (MMA), using both existing technologies and developing completely new bio based routes for methacrylate monomers. We plan to commercialize production and use of sustainable feedstock for MMA production by 2016 and intend to achieve at least 50% of MMA production from these sources.

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Alpha II gets the green light

Alpha II gets the green light

Lucite International (LI) parent company, Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd (MRC) and Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) have announced the formation of a joint venture company to build and operate two plants – one for Methyl Methacrylate (MMA), and the other for Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) – at one of SABIC’s manufacturing affiliates in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

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