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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Nature flourishes as Cassel hosts biodiversity visit

At our Cassel site in the UK, we’re lucky to operate within a rich, complex, biodiverse area that sees us share our space with a vast range of species – from the smallest flower to large roe deer. The site’s ‘biodiversity action area’ is part of an expansive ‘green corridor’ providing habitats aplenty, from semi-mature […]

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RMC: A reliable partnership in the USA

Reliability has always been critical for Lucite International (LI). It underpins the relationships with all our customers and has been integral to maintaining long-term, valuable partnerships. To support our reliability efforts, LI has a continuing partnership with the Reliability and Maintainability Center (RMC) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). Victor Foster, Regional Reliability and […]

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Reducing costs with finer processing control

The investment in new process control technology for the SAR (Sulphuric Acid Recovery) furnace at our Cassel site in the UK will significantly reduce the variable production cost of the MMA production process. The SAR furnace at Cassel is used to burn by-product acid from the MMA plants in order to recover the SO2 for […]

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Turning ideas into reality: Acrylic Design Awards

One of the standout moments of this year’s Acrylic Design Awards in Turkey was being able to reveal the winning entries as real, fully-fabricated objects. After the months of thought, ingenuity and effort put into these designs, it was fantastic to see the students’ elation at having their ideas standing in front of them. The […]

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Welcome on board, Protea Chemicals…

In just over 50 years, Protea Chemicals – part of South Africa’s diversified chemical holdings group Omnia – has become one of the largest chemical distribution businesses in the world, ranked number 39 globally and number five in the African/Middle Eastern region by the ICIS Chemical Business journal. Representing Lucite International (LI) in South Africa […]

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Inplas Fabrications: Perspex® and us

Gaining ‘approved fabricator’ status from Perspex Distribution Limited (PDL) is a mark of quality craftsmanship, experience and dependability. Clients using Perspex® acrylic see their ideas transformed into reality by approved fabricators who, in many cases, enjoy a relationship with the material going back many years. At Lucite International, we really value the relationships approved fabricators […]

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Investing in the long term future of MMA production at Cassel

2018 saw the biggest ever overhaul of Lucite International’s (LI) Cassel plant at Teesside in the UK. Over three and a half years in the planning; costing in excess of £17 million ($20 million); and involving over 1,000 contractors, this year’s overhaul took place in March, just as the worst winter weather in living memory […]

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Spectacular beauty as Perspex® acrylic furnishes Italian church

When Italian fabrication company, Palazzi SRL, was approached by people from the stunning Santissimo Nome di Maria al Foro Traiano church in Rome to furnish the interior with Perspex® acrylic, they knew just how special the project would be. Our leading Perspex® acrylic distributor in Italy, Adreani SpA, brought this project to our attention through […]

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