Investing in the long term future of MMA production at Cassel

2018 saw the biggest ever overhaul of Lucite International’s (LI) Cassel plant at Teesside in the UK. Over three and a half years in the planning; costing in excess of £17 million ($20 million); and involving over 1,000 contractors, this year’s overhaul took place in March, just as the worst winter weather in living memory […]

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A closer look at the global methacrylates markets

Supply chain challenges During March and April this year, LI undertook the largest ever overhaul event to happen at its Cassel Site. This placed a significant challenge on many areas of the business; both in the EMEA region and within MCC globally. The first thing I would therefore like to do is to thank our […]

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Spectacular beauty as Perspex® acrylic furnishes Italian church

When Italian fabrication company, Palazzi SRL, was approached by people from the stunning Santissimo Nome di Maria al Foro Traiano church in Rome to furnish the interior with Perspex® acrylic, they knew just how special the project would be. Our leading Perspex® acrylic distributor in Italy, Adreani SpA, brought this project to our attention through […]

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Working together to support local charities

Earlier this year, employees from Lucite International’s (LI) Cassel site in the UK were joined by a team of employees from SABIC, a Saudi Arabian chemicals company with operations in North East England, to take on the ‘White Rose Walk’ – a gruelling 38-mile route traversing the North York Moors – in aid of Zoe’s […]

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Wrights Plastics: Perspex® and us

Gaining ‘approved fabricator’ status from Perspex® Distribution Limited (PDL) is a mark of quality craftsmanship, experience and dependability. Clients using Perspex® acrylic see their ideas transformed into reality by approved fabricators who, in many cases, enjoy a relationship with the material going back many years. At Lucite International, we really value the incredible work our […]

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Beaumont Wildlife – caring for our neighbors

Lucite International’s (LI) Beaumont site is part of the Beaumont Industrial Complex, an 800-acre area located along the Neches River in the heart of a bio-diverse zone in southeast Texas, USA. Our Beaumont team share the area with a wide variety of wildlife drawn to the perfect habitat created by this marshy area. The osprey, […]

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“There But Not There” embraced by the UK public

This summer, thousands of “ghost soldiers” appeared in communities and businesses across the UK in a touching memorial to the fallen soldiers of World War One, aiming to raise £15 million to help present day veterans. Many of the silhouettes were made from Perspex® Clear acrylic, with a number also being made from aluminium or […]

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Commitment to investing in apprentices

Lucite International’s (LI) Cassel site in the UK has recently received a fresh boost of energy from three apprentices embarking on their first steps towards a career in the chemicals industry. LI is committed to providing apprenticeship opportunities in a variety of disciplines within the company. Quinn Hoban, Scarlett O’Hara and Nathan Burdon have recently […]

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Sharing knowledge through the supply chain

Earlier this year, Lucite International China (LICC) invited the Company’s Sustainability Manager, Andy Bragg to its Shanghai facility for a workshop on the safe handling of methyl methacrylate (MMA). As well as his global role in sustainability Andy also acts as both a product steward for the EMEA Monomers business and as a sustainability expert […]

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Zone Creations: Perspex® and us

Gaining ‘approved fabricator’ status from Perspex® Distribution Limited (PDL) is a mark of quality craftsmanship, experience and dependability. Clients using Perspex® acrylic see their ideas transformed into reality by approved fabricators who, in many cases, enjoy a relationship with the material going back many years. At Lucite International, we really value the incredible work our […]

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