Dedicated to Continuous Improvement

Only a handful of acrylic production sites across the world utilize a MCC-developed continuous cast process, a highly specialized and sensitive method for making acrylic sheet. Yet, for over 40 years, Lucite International Inc’s (LI) Fite Road plant has excelled by utilizing this very process. Here, Cast Sheet Plant Leader, Steve Jones, takes us through […]

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Gravity defying garden

Perspex® acrylic domes made by Talbot Designs took center stage at this year’s London Design Week in the form of an aerial installation by acclaimed floral designer, Larry Walshe. They wowed visitors with a gravity-defying showpiece; a real life example of ‘Newton’s Cradle’. Luke Martyn of Perspex Distribution Limited shares the story of these exceptionally […]

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APPPEXPO 2017

Lucite International China (LICC) recently took part in APPPEXPO 2017, the international advertising, sign technology and equipment exhibition held in Shanghai. While being a regular exhibitor, this was the first time that the LICC team organized for cast sheet producers and acrylic fabricators to come together to show off the product’s qualities and their own […]

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Showcasing style with Perspex® acrylic

Perspex® acrylic is currently protecting exhibits that form part of “House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion”, the largest showcase of its kind ever to be presented at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, England. Head of creative direction, Patrick Kinmonth, developed designs for the event from his initial ‘lightbulb moment’, which came to him in the bath! […]

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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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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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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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Inspiring Schools

At the end of 2015, Lucite International’s team in Newton Aycliffe (LISPR) set up a community involvement group. One of its key aims was to establish closer relationships with the local community and it seemed immediately obvious that a potential way of doing so was to work with local primary and secondary schools. Jackie Brown, […]

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