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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R&D Award

R&D Award

Lucite International’s (LI) has won a prestigious R&D 100 award for its part in the development of a Trapped Annular Pressure Shrinkage Spacer (TAPSS), which uses MMA cleverly as part of a system that increases the safety and efficiency of oil extraction from both on land and offshore wells. The R&D 100 award was won in conjunction with Los Alamos National Laboratory, Chevron Energy and Baker Hughes.

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Alpha II gets the green light

Alpha II gets the green light

Lucite International (LI) parent company, Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd (MRC) and Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) have announced the formation of a joint venture company to build and operate two plants – one for Methyl Methacrylate (MMA), and the other for Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) – at one of SABIC’s manufacturing affiliates in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

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