Light at Play is first ever winner of the LuciteLux® JUST IMAGINE Awards

Technology collective, Light At Play is confirmed as the winner of the inaugural LuciteLux® JUST IMAGINE Awards. Their design, the Radiance Dome, incorporates LED lights that are activated by music and illuminate more than 200 two-foot LuciteLux® Light Guide Panel (LGP) triangles. The original structure was created for the Burning Man 2013 festival, where it provided a 1,000 square […]

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Blanco – leading manufacturer of super sinks

Blanco is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of premium quality composite, stainless steel and ceramic sinks. It is the largest sink producer in Germany and has been sourcing MMA from Lucite International (LI) for its SILGRANIT® range of sinks for around 20 years. Blanco is recognised for its strong corporate values and award-winning approach to design, […]

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Akripol chooses Acrylic for environmental innovation

Akripol, D.O.O. was formed in 1989 to produce and process acrylic polymers for markets in Europe. However, its heritage goes back to 1974 when Novoles Straža first began production of cast acrylic sheet in Slovenia. Since the early days Akripol has bought MMA from Lucite international (LI) and has grown year on year developing a […]

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KMC- Leaders from the start

For the past 12 years, Kaohsiung Monomer Company Ltd (KMC), part of Lucite International, has been successfully stimulating interest in the Acrylics market in Taiwan with their Acrylic Design Competition initiative. Peter Ho, Downstream Business Manager tells us more about KMC’s success story. The Taiwanese acrylic industry began in the 1960s when Chi Mei Corporation introduced […]

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Manufacturing Milestone for the Speciality Resins and Polymers business

In September, Lucite International’s Speciality Resins and Polymers (LISPR) business marked the 25 year anniversary of the first batch of Colacryl® produced on the Newton Aycliffe site. The first batch was used as a coating for high-heel shoes but today it is sold globally for use in a wide range of industries. Colacryl® is an […]

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Committed to investing in apprentices

This month seven new college and school leavers (pictured) embarked on their first step towards a career in the chemical industry with an apprenticeship at Lucite International (LI)’s Cassel site in the North East of England. LI is committed to providing opportunities to school leavers who are interested in taking up an apprenticeship in a […]

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Celebrating 50 years of Diakon® at Rozenburg

On Saturday 21st September, Lucite International (LI)’s Rozenburg celebrated 50 years of producing Diakon® on site. The Rozenburg site, based in The Netherlands, manufactures Diakon® bespoke PMMA polymer solutions, which are used in cosmetic packaging, lighting, medical diagnostics equipment and fascia for electronic appliances amongst other applications. The plant has a dedicated team of talented […]

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5th Acrylic Design Competition winner announced in China

Zhao Jianxiong, a student from Tongji University, has won first prize in Lucite International’s (LI) Acrylic Design Competition with a fabulous piece of work entitled, Diamond Vestibule Light. Now in its fifth successful year, LI’s Acrylic Design Competition (ADC) attracted 175 entries from seven top institutions, including the prestigious Taiwan National Cheng Kung. The ADC […]

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Steering International Multi-Million Dollar Projects

Lucite International’s (LI) Strategic Projects Group is responsible for defining and managing the company’s largest multi-million dollar projects around the globe.  The LI Strategic Projects and Technology organisation based at Wilton Centre in Teesside, UK, is comprised primarily of project managers and engineers, process engineers and scientists. Chartered Engineer Angus Sanderson is one of the […]

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Lucite International appoints Gazechim Plastics

Lucite International has appointed Gazechim Plastics as distributor for its branded PMMA polymers – Diakon® and Elvakon® – for France. Gazechim Plastics is a French national company with more than 30 years of experience in distributing plastic materials and has had a long-standing relationship with Lucite International as its distributor in the Italian market. Tristan […]

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