Re-invigorating the GP sheet market in the US with LuciteLuxability

  Following on from the launch of the LuciteLux® brand in the US 2010 and the highly successful Carry Me! handbag design competition, LuciteLux® is returning this year with added LuciteLuxability. As the International Sign Expo (ISA) gets under way today in Las Vegas, the LuciteLux® team (booth # 4627) will be unveiling the full […]

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Subtle Signs of Market Optimism

Ian Lambert CEO Lucite International (LI) sees subtle signs of market optimism in his first article for the LI blog: “It’s the start of 2013 and the dark nights of northern winter are receding, days are lengthening and (with a bit of luck) warmer days are approaching. “Markets are also showing renewed activity with the […]

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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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Winner of Environmental Award

Winner of Environmental Award

Lucite International’s Darwen site in the UK has won the Lancashire Business Environment Award for Waste Minimisation. The award recognises the site’s significant improved performance in the minimisation, management, recovery and recycling of waste.

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Perspex® in Blackpool Illuminations

Perspex® acrylic in Blackpool Illuminations

A spectacular display of sculptural lights made from Perspex® are now showing at this year’s Blackpool Illuminations in the UK. Designed by Jo Berry, funded by Arts Council England and made by Inplas Fabrications, a leading approved Perspex® fabricator, the lights take the form of fluted pylons, which create an eye-catching corridor of colour for the 3.5 million people who visit annually.

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New Perspex® Impressions

New Perspex® Impressions

Perspex® Impressions is a new addition to the Perspex® portfolio of exciting materials and innovative products. It is a sophisticated new concept, which enhances the stylish appearance and superb performance of Perspex® acrylic by offering an extra dimension – texture.

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Gold Medal Winning Perspex®

Gold Medal Winning Perspex® Acrylic

A range of innovative holders for drinks glasses and bottles that are specially designed and made from Perspex® to allow safe use of glassware on yachts has won a Gold Medal of Excellence award at Inpex 2012 in Pittsburg USA. Called Yacht Class, the range of products was designed and made by Croatia-based Poslovni interes d.o.o.

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Yoko Ono’s AMAZE in Perspex®

Yoko Ono’s AMAZE in Perspex® Acrylic

London’s prestigious Serpentine Gallery is featuring a new exhibition by Yoko Ono called ‘To The Light’. The exhibition includes a dramatic interactive work made from 40 sheets of clear Perspex®. The central work in the show is Yoko Ono’s piece entitled AMAZE, 1971, a large maze constructed of clear Perspex®. Occupants can see out and viewers can see in as visitors participate in this interactive artwork. The material, made by Lucite International and supplied by Perspex Distribution Limited, offers exceptional light transmission and provides the ideal clarity for the artwork. Curated by Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist, the Serpentine exhibition reflects upon the enormous impact that Yoko Ono has made on contemporary art. To the Light is her first exhibition in a London public institution in over a decade, the Serpentine show will fill the entire gallery space and represent the highlight of the exhibition programme for 2012. The exhibition runs 19 June–9 September 2012. Image: Yoko Ono Installation view, Yoko Ono: TO THE LIGHT, Serpentine Gallery, London (19 June – 9 September 2012). © 2012 Jerry Hardman-Jones.

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Acrylic Design Winners Celebrate in China

Acrylic Design Winners Celebrate in China

A student from Taiwan National Cheng Kung University has won first prize in Lucite International’s Acrylic Design Competition for his work called ‘Stand Still’. Xu Yuanjin’s concept soap dispenser uses advanced acrylic processing technology to form a uniquely shaped unit, which can be refilled time after time with disposable sachets of liquid soap. ‘Stand Still’ enables users to reduce waste and minimise environmental impact while looking extremely stylish in any bathroom space.

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