Wellbeing is at the heart of our sustainable development strategy

We spoke to Trudy Morrice, EMEA HR Director, about why the concept of wellbeing is so important for the success of the business. Why is employee wellbeing so important? The concept of wellbeing – of people, society and plant Earth is deeply embedded in our approach and philosophy we call KAITEKI. Our vision of Value […]

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20 years of Lucite International Speciality Polymers & Resins

While 2020 was a challenging year, our Speciality Polymers and Resins team in the UK have a good reason to look back on the year with pride – a 20th anniversary. Back in the year 2000, Lucite International Speciality Polymers & Resins (LISPR) was born from the acquisition of Bonar Polymers, kick-starting two decades of […]

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Completing a plant overhaul – safely and on schedule – during the pandemic

Major plant overhauls usually take place at three yearly intervals. The 2020 overhaul at our Cassel Site in the UK was brought forward by 12 months driven by the need to replace a temporary fire tube boiler that had been installed in 2018 to alleviate the risk of potential failure. This major work, planned maintenance, […]

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How can molecular recycling transform the acrylic industry?

Everything we do as a company revolves around the methacrylate molecule – the “building block” of acrylic which has improved people’s quality of life around the world, decade after decade. Acrylic’s role in your daily life has always been what drives us, but we’re equally driven by the goal of recycling it, minimising its impact […]

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A closer look at the markets: Asia (May 2020)

In each issue of FreeFlow magazine, our business leaders from around the world share their insights into the global methacrylates markets. Here, Kozo Hisamoto, Senior Manager of Mitsubishi Chemical’s MMA business domain, offers his latest views and analysis for Asia (as of May 2020). Can you describe some of the changes in MMA demand in Asia […]

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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 one of the largest MMA production sites in Europe. The next two years will see some significant upgrades at Cassel, […]

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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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