Inspiring Women: Helen Harte

To mark International Women’s Day, we announced a series of features celebrating the many talented women working at Lucite International (LI). In the first of this series we speak to Helen Harte, research scientist at our Newton Aycliffe site in the UK, about her career so far.   When did you join LI? HH: I […]

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Mini Museum

Mini Museum is a pocket-sized collection of rare specimens from Earth and beyond. It houses unique, carefully selected contents spanning billions of years. These wonderful products are made using Lucite® acrylic resin, and they are also crafted by one of our long-term customers, Meisner Acrylic Castings. Creator and Chief Curator of Mini Museum, Hans Fex […]

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Equal opportunities for all – working at Lucite International

A 2012 employment study at Yale University recognized that a striking imbalance exists in the science field. Researchers found that, between identically qualified applicants to a laboratory manager position, those with male names were viewed as more competent and therefore more likely to be hired than their female counterparts. This alone is sobering enough, yet […]

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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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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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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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New-wave LEDs open the door to PMMA in future lighting

The lighting sector has long been a key area of development potential and commercial focus for Lucite International’s (LI) downstream businesses. Over time, we’ve seen some significant changes in the nature of technical developments in lighting, which have given us regular opportunities to re-evaluate our own offer for the sector. While any change brings its […]

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