Lucite International at ADEX 2012

Lucite International at ADEX 2012

Lucite International China (LIC) exhibited at ADEX 2012, 11-14 July 2012 in Shanghai. Working alongside its downstream cast acrylic sheet manufacturer partners, LIC organised the creation of ‘Acrylic Shops’, an area of the exhibition that showcased and promoted the creative opportunities offered by acrylic. Covering an area of 180,000m2 Acrylic Shops attracted thousands of visitors over the four-days and was recognised as one of the highlights of the show.

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Chemical Industry Awards (CIA) Winners

Chemical Industry Awards (CIA) Winners

Lucite International’s (LI) Cassel site in Billingham, UK has won the Chemical Industry Association’s BIS Excellence in Engineering Award 2012. The award was made in recognition of the significant contribution that engineering improvements have made to site operations and overall business performance. These improvements have been achieved by the local team, which has focused on delivering better overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) using the Company’s rigorous ‘Manufacturing Excellence’ programme, which helps to drive and sustain world-class practices.

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BiTC Team of the Year Award

BiTC Team of the Year Award

Representatives from Lucite International’s (LI) Cassel site in North East England have received BiTC’s (Business in the Community) regional Team of the Year Award for the third year running. The award was given in recognition for the charity work the team has carried out to help children, young people and families who are involved with the Barnardos Bridgeway Project. Team leader, Matthew Bullivant (centre right), and Dave Finch, team member (centre left), accepted the Award from Karen Wilkinson-Bell, BiTC Regional Director, and Nicholas Owen, TV presenter, at a ceremony on 25 June 2012.

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Perspex® at Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea Flower Show

A leading UK garden designer chose Perspex® Frost colours to symbolise new life and growth for a sculpture that forms the centre piece of the Bradstone Panache garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show in London, UK.

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Art of Illumination

Art of Illumination

A brand new facility for the performing arts has opened in the Swedish city of Jönköping. Centre stage at the entrance to this striking architectural building is a spectacular light installation featuring Perspex® Clear cast acrylic.

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Increased MMA and new MAA capacity in the Americas

Lucite International, Inc. (LI) announces that it is progressing with its investment to establish 150kte per year production of Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) in 2012 at its Beaumont, Texas facility. The Company will continue to produce MMA at its Memphis, Tennessee facility, uniquely offering two world scale MMA assets to serve the growing demand of the Americas customer base.

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Perspex® for Britain's Best New Car Park 2012

Perspex® Acrylic for Britain’s Best New Car Park 2012

Birmingham’s brand new, multi-storey Millennium Point car park, featuring Perspex® Frost, has won Best New Car Park in the 2012 British Parking Awards. This new addition to the sky-line is helping to stimulate regeneration of the area and forms part of Birmingham City Council’s multi-million pound ‘Big City Plan’. This important urban regeneration programme is gradually transforming residential, business and shopping areas and the Council considers the provision of high quality car parking facilities as key to attracting local workers, commuters and visitors into the city.

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25 years without a Lost Work Case injury

25 years without a Lost Work Case injury

Lucite International’s (LI) Fite Road plant in Memphis, Tennessee, USA celebrated 25 years without a Lost Work Case (LWC) injury. This means that more than 10,000,000 hours have been completed without a LWC; particularly noteworthy for a chemical manufacturing site.

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Cast sheet expansion at Darwen, UK site

Cast sheet expansion at Darwen, UK site

LI announces that it will increase capacity at its facility in Darwen, Lancashire, UK with work commencing in 2012.

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Development of production technology for sustainable MMA

Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. (MRC) and subsidiary group Lucite International (both part of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation – MCHC) are continuing the drive for innovation by developing alternative sustainable feedstock sources for the production of Methyl Methacrylate (MMA), using both existing technologies and developing completely new bio based routes for methacrylate monomers. We plan to commercialize production and use of sustainable feedstock for MMA production by 2016 and intend to achieve at least 50% of MMA production from these sources.

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