Our vision for 2030 and beyond

KAITEKI, put simply, is our way of working to achieve a sustainable future. What we live by every day in our thoughts and actions are the values that will help us get there. Now, helping us plan further ahead in this journey is our KAITEKI Vision 2030 (KV30). A strategic plan that looks not only […]

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Alpha 3 – the journey to world-class MMA production

Since its beginnings in the late 1990s, the journey of our Alpha technology has always involved two things – global teamwork and a single-minded dedication to continuous improvement. Alpha technology is our revolutionary, patented route to creating MMA (methyl methacrylate) based on readily available raw materials – methanol, ethylene and carbon monoxide. Now, following our […]

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A year at Wilton through the eyes of our placement students

Three students have spent the last year as key members of our team at Wilton in the UK, getting a thorough taste for life at a world-leading producer of MMA. Elinor Northey from the University of Manchester, Chloe Fletcher and Tim Hilton, both from the University of St Andrews, had a conversation about their year […]

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Phil Bailey, EMEA General Manager, looks towards a future with COVID-19

It’s now been over three months since the UK and Europe went into lockdown, so I thought it an appropriate time to pause and reflect on this period and also to look forward. The health and safety of our colleagues and their families has obviously been our absolute priority throughout. Looking back, I’ve been very […]

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A year of learning at Cassel with our placement students

Over the last year at our Cassel site in the UK, two talented Chemical Engineering students have been experiencing what life is like on one of the largest MMA (methyl methacrylate) production sites in Europe. Lydia Joynes, Chemical Engineering student at Newcastle University and Michael Sugden, Chemical Engineering with Chemistry student at the University of […]

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Acrylic helps unlock our world

They’ve become a symbol of the world’s response to COVID-19. Clearer than glass, yet instantly recognisable; acrylic shields in public places became the instant solution to helping prevent the spread of this deadly virus. Now, these heroes of the plastics world are key to protecting you as countries, businesses and communities everywhere begin to ‘unlock’ […]

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Cassel’s flourishing biodiversity

If all companies considered the value of working in tandem with nature, how different would our world look? There are many ways we can demonstrate commitment to KAITEKI values across our company, but these don’t all have to be actions to minimise our industrial footprint on the environment. Work being done at our Cassel site […]

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Representing Mitsubishi Chemical Europe in the Middle East with Saleem Khan

Saleem Khan, our Bahrain-based Sales Manager, has an evolving role representing other Mitsubishi Chemical Europe (MCE) businesses alongside his responsibility for our methacrylate customers in the Middle East and North Africa. On top of his main, methacrylates-based sales role, a significant percentage of Saleem’s time is now dedicated to working on behalf of Mitsubishi Polyester […]

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A closer look at the markets: Asia (May 2020)

In each issue of FreeFlow magazine, our business leaders from around the world share their insights into the global methacrylates markets. Here, Kozo Hisamoto, Senior Manager of Mitsubishi Chemical’s MMA business domain, offers his latest views and analysis for Asia (as of May 2020). Can you describe some of the changes in MMA demand in Asia […]

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A closer look at the markets: The Americas (May 2020)

In each issue of FreeFlow magazine, our business leaders from around the world share their insights into the global methacrylates markets. Here, Jay Smith, USA Monomers Business Director, offers his latest views and analysis (as of May 2020). What is your view of the demand level for methacrylates and projections for the future? Global and regional […]

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