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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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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