A closer look at the markets: The Americas (May 2020)

In each issue of FreeFlow magazine, our business leaders from around the world share their insights into the global methacrylates markets. Here, Jay Smith, USA Monomers Business Director, offers his latest views and analysis (as of May 2020). What is your view of the demand level for methacrylates and projections for the future? Global and regional […]

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Re-engineering the UK’s Cassel site for another generation

Since 1930, chemical manufacturing has been carried out at our Cassel site on Teesside in the North East of England. The site is home to 12 plants, employing 240 people, producing five products and is the largest MMA production site in Europe. The next two years will see significant upgrades at Cassel, demonstrating Mitsubishi Chemical’s […]

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Training our people to better understand what it would feel like to respond to an emergency outside our business

During February, seven members of our Cassel site in the UK conducted a training day in conjunction with Suttons Group, one of our logistics partners, at their Stockton-on-Tees depot. Alex Plummer, Logistics, Compliance & Improvement Manager, told us about the purpose and importance of this type of real-time simulation exercise. What’s the value of off-site […]

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From the sea to the city – our Acrylic Design Awards 2020 winners!

While we sadly weren’t able to meet our talented group of student entrants, the design community, customers and partners at the originally planned Acrylic Design Awards event, we’re so proud to have released our 2020 winning entries, as chosen by our expert jury. The level of effort and ingenuity from all 175 entrants has amazed […]

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Lucite International and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation increase the pace on a Circular Economy for PMMA with Agilyx Corporation

Lucite International (LI), together with Agilyx Corporation (Agilyx), is working to deliver a significant contribution to the Circular Economy for PMMA (initially in Europe) with the support of LI’s parent company, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC). MCC’s vision is based on “the sustainable well-being of people, society and our planet Earth” – a philosophy known as […]

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Great safety performance lets us help our hospitals and communities

At our Cassel site in the UK, we help to encourage excellent safety, health and environmental (SHE) performance with an award scheme which awards a local charity £1,000 every 90 days if certain SHE criteria are met. In March, the great efforts of everyone at Cassel meant we could make another donation. This time, however, […]

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Phil Bailey, EMEA General Manager, on adapting to COVID-19

Just a brief update from Lucite International’s EMEA business to let you all know how we’re tackling the COVID-19 crisis… This is first and foremost a public health crisis, so I really hope all your employees and their families are staying safe. Sadly, too many of us are now starting to hear of people close […]

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New ALPHA MMA plant to be constructed on the US Gulf Coast

We’re pleased to announce a project to design and construct a 350,000 metric tonne methyl methacrylate (MMA) plant in the USA utilising our proprietary ethylene-based ALPHA technology.  The project is in its design phase and is expected to be fully operational in 2025.  The specific location of the facility will be the subject of another […]

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In conversation with NEPIC Awards winner Adam Cullen

The NEPIC (North East of England Process Industry Cluster) Annual Industry Awards are a fantastic celebration of company and individual achievements across the chemical industry in North East England. This year, our ninth year sponsoring the event, was made even more special by seeing Adam Cullen, Senior Research Scientist at our Wilton site in the […]

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The Shortlist: Acrylic Design Awards 2020

We’re delighted to reveal our Acrylic Design Awards 2020 finalists! This year has been even bigger and better than last. Almost 200 entries came in from students in 32 universities across Turkey – an important acrylic market (as Alan Gallagher, EMEA Sales & Marketing Director, explains here) – and our panel of esteemed judges had […]

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