New ‘Line 2’ at Newton Aycliffe

Lucite International’s Newton Aycliffe site has completed a major project to replace the previous batch operated washing and drying equipment with a brand new continuous process. Referred to locally as the ‘Line 2 Project’, it has been a valuable opportunity to increase capacity while satisfying various SHE and legislative requirements, which were all key drivers […]

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Acrylic – the product designer’s dream

When they hear the word ‘acrylic’ most people think immediately of paints, signage, display, advertising, or other traditional uses. However, for product designers, transparency, high optical clarity, texture and many other fantastic aesthetic and performance qualities make acrylic an ideal material to work with.   Designers truly do break the traditionalist’s view of acrylic. Let’s […]

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The beauty of Valspar

Valspar is a global giant in the manufacture of high performance paints and coatings. Based in Minneapolis, MN, USA, with annual revenues of $4.6bn, it is currently ranked the fourth largest producer of paints and coatings in the world. Valspar is one of the largest suppliers of paint into the North American DIY market and […]

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Perspex® acrylic – Illuminating signage and Beyond!

The award-winning National Space Centre in Leicester, UK, experienced first-hand the design possibilities of Perspex® acrylic in an astronomical renovation to boost enthusiasm and excitement for guests of all ages visiting the facility. Compared with the previous entrance, the new design is like stepping into another universe. The dark and mysterious walls create an eerie […]

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What’s in a new Lucite® SPA color?

Each year the Lucite® SPA acrylic team, based at Lucite International’s (LI) Americas HQ in Memphis, TN, launches a new range of colors to spa manufacturers and dealers across the region. We go behind the scenes to find out what’s involved in bringing these new colors to market.   The journey from color trend prediction […]

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Inspiring Schools

At the end of 2015, Lucite International’s team in Newton Aycliffe (LISPR) set up a community involvement group. One of its key aims was to establish closer relationships with the local community and it seemed immediately obvious that a potential way of doing so was to work with local primary and secondary schools. Jackie Brown, […]

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LuciteLux® acrylic sponsors event commemorating Diana, Princess of Wales

This December, the LuciteLux® acrylic brand proudly sponsored “Diana: The Queen of People’s Hearts”, a 20th anniversary tribute exhibition held in Memphis, TN. The celebration was hosted by Pat Kerr, a Memphis-based collector and designer. Her remarkable Pat Kerr Private Royal Collection was on display, and featured over 100 items of fashion, costumes, textiles and […]

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Perspex® brand supports Movember Foundation

Lucite International’s (LI) customers, partners, employees and their friends and families all got behind a fantastic initiative to support the Movember Foundation, the leading worldwide charity committed to improving men’s health. In support of those brave enough to grow their own moustache during the month of November, the LI team supplied fun packages containing wearable […]

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Adventures into the world of gardening

Inspired by the beautiful garden of a hotel entrance and being quite literally in ‘the City in a Garden’, which is how Singapore is known around the world, a handful of like-minded individuals at Lucite International Singapore (LISPL) decided to form a gardening group to improve their working environment. After all, as they said, it […]

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Beaumont Wildlife – Friend or Foe?

The Beaumont Industrial Complex (BIC) is an 800-acre area located along the Neches River in the heart of a bio-diverse zone in southeast Texas. Their industrial facilities along with LI’s  operations occupy around 300 acres. The marshy area provides the perfect habitat for a wide variety of wildlife that call the BIC home. Environmental Manager, […]

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