Connections

Do you know what Min Kao, Co-founder of Garmin GPS, Mark Dean, Co-inventor of the personal computer, and Peyton Manning, NFL quarterback and Super Bowl Champion and MVP, have in common? They are famous alumni of the University of Tennessee (UT) – one of our developing partners in the US. To shape a better future […]

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TTE 25th Anniversary event recognises Cassel Apprentices

The Teesside Technical Training group (TTE) has just celebrated its 25th anniversary having helped more than 6500 local young people and technicians globally to gain industry skills and qualifications. Originally formed by ICI and British Steel, the organisation maintains excellent, close ties with Lucite International (LI). This close relationship has helped LI’s Cassel site in […]

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New apprentices provide fresh boost of energy

What a fantastic time to be an apprentice at Lucite International (LI)! We recently shared with you the experiences of our US interns, and now we’ve got news of our biggest intake of apprentices in many years at our Cassel site in the north east of England; two national award winners; a scheme that looks […]

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Recognising design talent in Taiwan

A team from KMC (Kaohsiung Monomer Company), the joint venture between Lucite International and China Petrochemical Development Corporation, has paid tribute to the rising stars of design at an awards ceremony held in their honour at Yunlin National University of Science and Technology. Over the past 14 years, KMC has established its Acrylic Design Contest […]

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Through the eyes of an intern at Lucite International

Students are drawn to Lucite International’s (LI) US internship programme in various ways: some hear about it from family or friends’ parents who are LI employees, some learn about the programme through college administrators. However they join, their experiences are a valuable insight into the workings of our Company. Last week we introduced two of […]

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Internship programme – adding value all round

Lucite International’s (LI) internship programme in the US offers the best and brightest college students an opportunity to nurture their passions, develop their career potential and network with people around the world. Each student brings with them their own skill set and perspective to our business. We caught up with four of our 2015 interns, […]

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Catalysis speeds its way to centre stage

Remember sitting in Chemistry, the teacher explaining catalysis to you and you nodded at what seemed to be a fairly straightforward concept; increasing the rate of a chemical reaction by adding a special substance called a catalyst? Well Dr Jonathan Iggo, Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry at Liverpool University, has a wider view to share. He commented: “Catalysis is a key […]

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Scouting for next generation technology trends

As the renowned American industrialist and innovator Henry Ford once stated: “If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got.” His words are a perfect illustration of the vital need for businesses to be inquisitive and always ready to experiment with their offer. Today, it’s simply not enough just […]

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Lucite® SPA: Inspiration by Nature

Excited visitors  and potential business supporters for 2015 surrounded the Lucite® SPA booth at the 2014 International Pool, Spa & Patio Expo (IPSPE), held in Orlando, USA. Buzzing with optimism and with a sense that ‘the industry is back on a more solid footing’, the event was a great success for the team. Chris Robinson, […]

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Industry perspectives: Insight into a biotechnology adventure

To enter biotechnological processes or not? What factors need to be considered? How does a chemical company select the best manufacturing route once it has entered the biotechnology arena? These are some of the questions Dr David Johnson, Research Associate and Technical Leader of Biotechnology Process Development at Lucite International (LI), will consider as part […]

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