Reflections on 2020 from our global leaders

It’s been a year of dramatic changes to all our lives, and we must not forget to pause and appreciate the huge efforts and sacrifices people everywhere have made to keep the world moving as safely as possible. While these efforts are far from over, we spoke to leaders across our business about some of […]

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Acrylic’s year on the frontline of COVID-19: what next?

When this year of twists and turns first started, how many of us could have predicted that acrylic would become the saviour of our everyday routines? In the spring, we wrote about how schools, offices, shops, bars, restaurants and so many more places, even hospitals, were using ‘clearer-than-glass’ acrylic screens to help them continue operating […]

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Newton Aycliffe makes the leap to green energy

A fantastic project being carried out by our team at Newton Aycliffe in the UK has seen the site start running on a 100% renewable electricity supply. In line with our KAITEKI vision of working towards the world’s sustainable well-being, we spotted an opportunity earlier this year to make some big improvements to the way […]

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Progress never stops for China’s acrylic signage industry

Acrylic and signage have gone hand-in-hand for decades. With strength, light weight, weather resistance, a whole kaleidoscope of colour options and a glowing reputation for illumination, the material is chosen the world over for eye-catching signs, indoors or out. For our commercial team at Lucite International China (LICC), the Sign China show in Shanghai (or […]

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Reflecting on MCC unity at last year’s K 2019

October 2019 saw the group companies of Mitsubishi Chemical (MCC) united for the first time under the MCC umbrella in at K 2019 in Dusseldorf, the world’s largest trade fair for plastics and rubber. Nobody could have foreseen that a few months later, trade shows as we know them would be changed completely as a […]

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How can molecular recycling transform the acrylic industry?

Everything we do as a company revolves around the methacrylate molecule – the “building block” of acrylic which has improved people’s quality of life around the world, decade after decade. Acrylic’s role in your daily life has always been what drives us, but we’re equally driven by the goal of recycling it, minimising its impact […]

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Protecting the priceless Neches River at Beaumont

You’ll see a lot in the 416 miles between the source of the Neches River and the Gulf of Mexico, where it meets the sea. Its upper reaches are enveloped by the Big Thicket National Reserve – a vast area of forest in South East Texas which is home to an incredible array of wildlife […]

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Matt’s year of living, working and learning in Japan

When Matt Pearson found out he’d been selected for the Experience JAPAN program – Mitsubishi Chemical’s (MCC) initiative to invite colleagues from its group companies around the world to immerse themselves in a year of Japanese living and working – he had until the end of that week to decide whether to go for it. […]

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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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