New ‘Line 2’ at Newton Aycliffe

Lucite International’s Newton Aycliffe site has completed a major project to replace the previous batch operated washing and drying equipment with a brand new continuous process. Referred to locally as the ‘Line 2 Project’, it has been a valuable opportunity to increase capacity while satisfying various SHE and legislative requirements, which were all key drivers […]

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Acrylic – the product designer’s dream

When they hear the word ‘acrylic’ most people think immediately of paints, signage, display, advertising, or other traditional uses. However, for product designers, transparency, high optical clarity, texture and many other fantastic aesthetic and performance qualities make acrylic an ideal material to work with.   Designers truly do break the traditionalist’s view of acrylic. Let’s […]

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The beauty of Valspar

Valspar is a global giant in the manufacture of high performance paints and coatings. Based in Minneapolis, MN, USA, with annual revenues of $4.6bn, it is currently ranked the fourth largest producer of paints and coatings in the world. Valspar is one of the largest suppliers of paint into the North American DIY market and […]

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Perspex® acrylic – Illuminating signage and Beyond!

The award-winning National Space Centre in Leicester, UK, experienced first-hand the design possibilities of Perspex® acrylic in an astronomical renovation to boost enthusiasm and excitement for guests of all ages visiting the facility. Compared with the previous entrance, the new design is like stepping into another universe. The dark and mysterious walls create an eerie […]

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Lucite International sponsors 10th NEPIC Annual Industry Awards

Lucite International (LI) recently sponsored the 10th North East of England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) Annual Industry Awards, celebrating the achievements of the companies and individuals in the chemicals-processing industries in the North East of England. 450 industry leaders were in attendance as £20,000 in prize funds was donated to the worthy winners in support […]

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What’s in a new Lucite® SPA color?

Each year the Lucite® SPA acrylic team, based at Lucite International’s (LI) Americas HQ in Memphis, TN, launches a new range of colors to spa manufacturers and dealers across the region. We go behind the scenes to find out what’s involved in bringing these new colors to market.   The journey from color trend prediction […]

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To be the best of the best

Just over a year ago, Lucite International Singapore (LISPL) embarked upon revisiting the Company’s values while developing an aligned, clear and commonly understood sense of purpose. Now, Lucite International’s (LI) most culturally diverse site is building on its values-based work as the team continues to focus on shaping the future together. First, the LISPL team […]

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Inspiring Schools

At the end of 2015, Lucite International’s team in Newton Aycliffe (LISPR) set up a community involvement group. One of its key aims was to establish closer relationships with the local community and it seemed immediately obvious that a potential way of doing so was to work with local primary and secondary schools. Jackie Brown, […]

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New President for the Americas

Lucite International Inc. (LI) appointed a new President, Tim May, earlier this year. Tim assumed the role after three years spent heading up the Company’s manufacturing operations in the Americas. We share here some of his thoughts about his new position.   What appealed to you most about becoming President? I feel so fortunate to […]

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Win/Win for new Fite Road sponsored program

Our Fite Road facility has just sponsored the first course of the Industrial Readiness Training (IRT) in collaboration with the Memphis Workforce Development. The IRT, a four and a half week program held by Southwest Tennessee Community College, is designed to concentrate on the local community’s manufacturing industry, along with a focus on Mid-Southerners looking […]

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