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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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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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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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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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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Akripol helps to bridge the Moselle

A major strategic bridge in the West Eifel region of Germany, linking the Frankfurt area and Belgian and Dutch ports, has recently been completed – including robust acrylic sheet wind barriers. The original proposal for this, one of the largest bridges in Germany, was first made some thirty years ago. However, construction of the Hochmoselbrücke […]

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A leading partnership in Iberia and beyond

You won’t find anyone in the chemical industry around the Mediterranean who hasn’t heard of Quimidroga S. A. With 496 employees, a turnover approaching a billion euros a year and sales offices in Spain, France, Italy, Turkey, Morocco and Algeria, the business has transformed out of all recognition since its formation as a family business […]

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Bahrain: our fast-track gateway to the Middle East

Lucite International (LI) has had a regional representative office in the Middle East for more than 40 years. Originally located in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, the current office relocated to Manama in Bahrain in 2009. Bahrain has an amazing history and was one of the first Middle East countries to find and exploit oil and gas […]

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Success as ‘One MCC’: our report from K 2019

“The World’s No. 1 Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber” – K 2019 makes no secret of its status as the largest and most important event for companies involved in this industry but, as any visitor will confirm, its scale can only really be appreciated first-hand. This was certainly the case for our team, who […]

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