Turning ideas into reality: Acrylic Design Awards

One of the standout moments of this year’s Acrylic Design Awards in Turkey was being able to reveal the winning entries as real, fully-fabricated objects. After the months of thought, ingenuity and effort put into these designs, it was fantastic to see the students’ elation at having their ideas standing in front of them. The […]

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Presenting automotive solutions at PIAE 2019

At the beginning of April, Lucite International (LI) exhibited at PIAE 2019 – the world’s largest conference for Plastics in Automotive Engineering, held in Mannheim, Germany. LI attended as part of our parent company, Mitsubishi Chemical’s exhibition, presenting our acrylic polymer (PMMA) technology alongside a range of solutions provided by other group companies. With over […]

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A closer look at the global methacrylates markets: April 2019

Changing market dynamics During the second half of 2018 there was a change in the market dynamics for many petrochemicals, including for methacrylates. A wave of poorer company results and conservative outlooks were being circulated from the automotive and construction segments among others. National trade policies were being cited as a reason for stifling inter-regional […]

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Welcome on board, Protea Chemicals…

In just over 50 years, Protea Chemicals – part of South Africa’s diversified chemical holdings group Omnia – has become one of the largest chemical distribution businesses in the world, ranked number 39 globally and number five in the African/Middle Eastern region by the ICIS Chemical Business journal. Representing Lucite International (LI) in South Africa […]

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Farewell, Peter Snodgrass

This spring we say a fond farewell to EMEA Monomers Sales & Marketing Director Peter Snodgrass, a much-respected pillar of the business, whose career in the chemical industry has spanned over 30 years and two continents. After qualifying with a degree in Mining Engineering, Peter joined ICI Nobel explosives as a commercial assistant in 1985. […]

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Skills training grant for Lucite International in the USA

The Lucite Center (TLC) in Memphis, USA has recently been awarded an Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) grant as part of a commitment to investing in the development of our workforce. The IWT is a competitive grant that provides funding to help eligible Tennessee businesses provide effective skills upgrades and process improvement training. Pictured: Phyllis Brunson […]

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Apprentice Talia’s experience at Lucite International

At Lucite International (LI), we firmly value investment in learning and development as part of our commitment to those who work for us. The work being done to invest in young people’s development across all of our sites bridges the gap between education and business and helps LI move forward with a skilled, talented and […]

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Celebrating long service achievements

Last month, a number of people from our UK sites attended an awards ceremony to celebrate their long service accomplishments with the Company. The evening at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium – close to our Cassel, Wilton and Newton Aycliffe sites – saw services of 20, 30, 35 and 40 years commemorated and recognised for the effort […]

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Inspiring tomorrow’s talent in Singapore

Lucite International Singapore Pte Ltd’s (LISPL) internship program, started in 2014, continues to provide valuable opportunities to students from Singapore Polytechnic who are looking to experience life on a busy manufacturing plant. September 2018 saw two new students, Chew Yu Xiang and Chee Zhi Hao, join the company. Now at the end of their internships, […]

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Focusing on safe attitudes

To link and coordinate all aspects of safe and responsible workplace behaviours, a safety communications initiative at LI’s Cassel site in the UK focuses on developing new attitudes and behaviours to support existing rules rather than just trying to burden employees with new, ever more complicated procedures. Lucite International’s Safety, Health, Security & Environmental Manager […]

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