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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 President for the Americas

Lucite International Inc. (LI) appointed a new President, Tim May, earlier this year. Tim assumed the role after three years spent heading up the Company’s manufacturing operations in the Americas. We share here some of his thoughts about his new position.   What appealed to you most about becoming President? I feel so fortunate to […]

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New-wave LEDs open the door to PMMA in future lighting

The lighting sector has long been a key area of development potential and commercial focus for Lucite International’s (LI) downstream businesses. Over time, we’ve seen some significant changes in the nature of technical developments in lighting, which have given us regular opportunities to re-evaluate our own offer for the sector. While any change brings its […]

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Japanese 5-S philosophy helps improvements at US plant

Lucite International’s (LI) Beaumont site in Texas, USA is focused on a program of work aimed at improving safety and environmental performance as well as increasing process reliability while reducing costs and adding value to customers. New Site Director, Chris Healy shares an account of how the team is using 5-S as a means of […]

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Lucite International’s passion for safety recognized again!

Lucite International’s (LI) Fite Road site in the US has been awarded Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) recertification as a Tennessee Star site after a recent, extensive audit conducted by Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA). Tom Eubank, Fite Road’s Safety, Health and Environmental Manager, was immensely proud to share this ongoing story of achievement. […]

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15th KMC Acrylic Creative Design Contest

  The 15th Acrylic Creative Design Contest Awards ceremony was held by KMC, Lucite International’s operation in Taiwan, on 21 May. Almost 400 people from across the country, including 250 students and teachers and 150 manufacturers, joined in the celebratory event to honour the ideas and creative solutions that resulted from the last year of […]

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Spotlight on LuciteLux®

It was a busy spring for the LuciteLux® acrylic team in the US as they hit the road to Las Vegas. First stop was GlobalShop, 24-26 March, with a fantastic booth, newly enhanced with an education zone and bespoke exhibit pieces from our fabricator partners, followed by a return to the city for HD Expo, […]

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Two Teams One Mission

Taipei International Building, Construction & Decoration Exhibition just gets bigger and better every year. With the latest visitor figures reaching almost 80,000 that means a lot of potential for conversations about acrylic! As usual, Kaohsiung Monomers Co. (KMC), our operation in Taiwan, didn’t miss this yearly event. What made it so special this time was […]

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We achieved another GOLD!

KAITEKI is a Japanese word that encapsulates our Mitsubishi group philosophy to use science and innovation to create and nurture a society in which quality of life improves for all in a sustainable way. It’s a powerful concept that asks us to work in a way that balances the needs of our planet, our communities […]

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Reliability

On the face of it an 11-letter word, but ever stopped to think just how much is packaged into the promise of delivering ‘reliability’, especially when that promise is made in the context of a high-hazard chemical production company? Consider for a moment some closely associated words: dependability, consistency, trustworthiness – all elements that our […]

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