16th KMC Acrylic Design Contest

KMC concluded its annual 16th Acrylic Creative Design Contest with an award ceremony. 220 guests, including the finalists, university lecturers, and acrylic manufacturing partners came together to celebrate another year of achievement. Bella Wang shares the story.     Tough Competition   In addition to students from Taiwan, 2017 saw participants from China and Southeast […]

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It’s cool to be in chemicals!

The Chemical Industry Manpower Advisory Committee (CHIMAC) is a steering committee formed by the Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC), industry partners, and the Economic Development Board (EDB) to look at manpower needs in the chemical industry. One of the key objectives of CHIMAC is to attract and improve retention of people being trained initially as […]

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LICC 10th anniversary celebration

It’s hard to believe that it has been ten years since Lucite International (China) Chemical Industry Co Ltd (LICC) moved into the Metro Tower in Shanghai. To mark the 10th anniversary earlier this year, the Metro Tower management team invited us to celebrate with a themed event – ‘Happy Life Cooking Show’. HR Colleagues Angela […]

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Beaumont: a year in review

Fiscal Year 2016 for our Beaumont, US site could be described as a renaissance year. Renaissance means ‘rebirth’ in French, and that is the epitome of the culture change efforts being undertaken at the plant. The Beaumont team understands a strong culture of safety has a broad reach, affecting operations, the environment, processes and organizational […]

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Preparation. Teamwork. Flexibility.

QUESTION: What do you get when 160 dedicated Lucite International Inc. (LI) employees and nearly 600 contractors come together for a month on our site in Beaumont, Texas? ANSWER: A revitalized monomer plant and an overhaul for the record books; one that was on time, under budget, delivered safely and flexibly to accommodate the changing […]

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Lucite International recognised for service to community

Lucite International (LI) has recently been commended for “outstanding contributions to the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees” in an annual awards ceremony held by Stockton Borough Council.   The Civic Awards Panel nominated LI in the ‘Service to Community Award for Business’ category. Referencing the work done by LI’s Cassel site, the nomination read, “LI is committed to […]

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Lucite International becomes part of Mitsubishi Chemical

On 1 April, 2017, Mitsubishi Chemical (MCC), Mitsubishi Plastics (MPI) and Mitsubishi Rayon (MRC) became one global company. Being part of the MRC group means Lucite International now becomes part of the new Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC). A rich tradition of chemistry The new MCC organization has roots that go back many years both within […]

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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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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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