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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Beaumont Wildlife – caring for our neighbors

Lucite International’s (LI) Beaumont site is part of the Beaumont Industrial Complex, an 800-acre area located along the Neches River in the heart of a bio-diverse zone in southeast Texas, USA. Our Beaumont team share the area with a wide variety of wildlife drawn to the perfect habitat created by this marshy area. The osprey, […]

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Being a caring neighbor in Singapore

Lucite International Singapore Pte Ltd (LISPL) has hosted two events recently as part of its commitment to corporate social responsibility; putting into practice one of the Company’s core values of being a caring neighbor. A total of 48 employees volunteered their time and effort to support the activities. Leong Kok Hou, Mechanical Engineer at LISPL, […]

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Teeth made from PMMA

Unless you are closely involved with the dental sector, you may not know that acrylic polymers (PMMA or Poly Methyl Methacrylate) are essential in creating the very highest quality, lasting solutions for dental procedures. Statistics show that there are huge percentages of the population in Europe and the Americas with missing teeth and affected with […]

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Growing the world of acrylics

In the early days of acrylic, Taiwanese people knew the material simply for its use in advertising signs. But things have changed dramatically since then thanks largely to our associate company in Taiwan, Kaohsiung Monomer Company’s (KMC), strong leadership, and its downstream department, which has worked tirelessly since being formed in 2005 to promote the […]

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Saskia Hoekx: Experiencing being a Chemical Engineer at Lucite International

Saskia is a Chemical Engineering student at Manchester University in the UK, and is currently doing a 12 month placement at Lucite International (LI) Cassel Site during her intercalating year. We speak to Saskia to find out what it’s like being a student at LI. What is your job description at LI and what are […]

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