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

In each issue of FreeFlow magazine, our business leaders from around the world share their insights into the global methacrylates markets. Here, Malcolm Kidd, EMEA Monomers Business Director, offers his latest views and analysis (as of May 2020). COVID-19 Firstly, please let me take this opportunity to wish the very best to everyone and their […]

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Re-engineering the UK’s Cassel site for another generation

Since 1930, chemical manufacturing has been carried out at our Cassel site on Teesside in the North East of England. The site is home to 12 plants, employing 240 people, producing five products and is the largest MMA production site in Europe. The next two years will see significant upgrades at Cassel, demonstrating Mitsubishi Chemical’s […]

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A leading response in a time of crisis by Lucite International China

Wherever you are in the world, 2020 has been dominated by one thing. Even though it’s a time of great human need, it’s heartening to see how well so many people have adapted and how companies producing essential products take such pride in the role they’re playing. For our team at Lucite International China (LICC), […]

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Training our people to better understand what it would feel like to respond to an emergency outside our business

During February, seven members of our Cassel site in the UK conducted a training day in conjunction with Suttons Group, one of our logistics partners, at their Stockton-on-Tees depot. Alex Plummer, Logistics, Compliance & Improvement Manager, told us about the purpose and importance of this type of real-time simulation exercise. What’s the value of off-site […]

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From the sea to the city – our Acrylic Design Awards 2020 winners!

While we sadly weren’t able to meet our talented group of student entrants, the design community, customers and partners at the originally planned Acrylic Design Awards event, we’re so proud to have released our 2020 winning entries, as chosen by our expert jury. The level of effort and ingenuity from all 175 entrants has amazed […]

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Lucite International and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation increase the pace on a Circular Economy for PMMA with Agilyx Corporation

Lucite International (LI), together with Agilyx Corporation (Agilyx), is working to deliver a significant contribution to the Circular Economy for PMMA (initially in Europe) with the support of LI’s parent company, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC). MCC’s vision is based on “the sustainable well-being of people, society and our planet Earth” – a philosophy known as […]

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A rewarding chance to help local families in Singapore

Everyone at our site in Singapore takes huge pride in community work, with a growing team of CSR (corporate social responsibility) volunteers leading the way. Earlier this year, before the days of social distancing, the team took part in ‘Project We Care – Jalan With Your Buddy’ – organised in part by the People’s Association […]

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Great safety performance lets us help our hospitals and communities

At our Cassel site in the UK, we help to encourage excellent safety, health and environmental (SHE) performance with an award scheme which awards a local charity £1,000 every 90 days if certain SHE criteria are met. In March, the great efforts of everyone at Cassel meant we could make another donation. This time, however, […]

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Phil Bailey, EMEA General Manager, on adapting to COVID-19

Just a brief update from Lucite International’s EMEA business to let you all know how we’re tackling the COVID-19 crisis… This is first and foremost a public health crisis, so I really hope all your employees and their families are staying safe. Sadly, too many of us are now starting to hear of people close […]

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