Manufacturing Milestone for the Speciality Resins and Polymers business

In September, Lucite International’s Speciality Resins and Polymers (LISPR) business marked the 25 year anniversary of the first batch of Colacryl® produced on the Newton Aycliffe site. The first batch was used as a coating for high-heel shoes but today it is sold globally for use in a wide range of industries. Colacryl® is an […]

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Committed to investing in apprentices

This month seven new college and school leavers (pictured) embarked on their first step towards a career in the chemical industry with an apprenticeship at Lucite International (LI)’s Cassel site in the North East of England. LI is committed to providing opportunities to school leavers who are interested in taking up an apprenticeship in a […]

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Celebrating 50 years of Diakon® at Rozenburg

On Saturday 21st September, Lucite International (LI)’s Rozenburg celebrated 50 years of producing Diakon® on site. The Rozenburg site, based in The Netherlands, manufactures Diakon® bespoke PMMA polymer solutions, which are used in cosmetic packaging, lighting, medical diagnostics equipment and fascia for electronic appliances amongst other applications. The plant has a dedicated team of talented […]

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Steering International Multi-Million Dollar Projects

Lucite International’s (LI) Strategic Projects Group is responsible for defining and managing the company’s largest multi-million dollar projects around the globe.  The LI Strategic Projects and Technology organisation based at Wilton Centre in Teesside, UK, is comprised primarily of project managers and engineers, process engineers and scientists. Chartered Engineer Angus Sanderson is one of the […]

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Lucite International appoints Gazechim Plastics

Lucite International has appointed Gazechim Plastics as distributor for its branded PMMA polymers – Diakon® and Elvakon® – for France. Gazechim Plastics is a French national company with more than 30 years of experience in distributing plastic materials and has had a long-standing relationship with Lucite International as its distributor in the Italian market. Tristan […]

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EVDK ranks Lucite International as No.1 Supplier

EVDK, an association of independent plastics distributors in Germany has recognised Lucite International as its number one supplier. EVDK supports its member companies by providing them with advice on strategic direction, supply negotiation and defining optimum products for the German market. It has been involved in evaluating and recommending Perspex® since the 1990’s and has […]

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Lucite International Joins Engineering for Growth Partnership

  Lucite International (LI) is partnering with the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Engineering for Growth campaign to highlight the massive contribution engineering makes to innovation and the UK economy. The company is collaborating with other leading technology firms, engineering bodies, and the government to demonstrate the economic impact and societal benefits delivered by engineering, which contributes […]

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Continued Commitment to Safety

In April, Ian Lambert CEO Lucite International (LI) wrote about subtle signs of market optimism in his first article for the LI blog. As we enter the third quarter of the year, these remain but trading conditions around the world continue to be challenging. “Concerns about the Eurozone debt crisis, and its subsequent impact on […]

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Taiwan Students Showcase Acrylic Design Skills

More than 1200 young design students from Taiwan showcased their innovative approach towards the use of acrylics in the 12th Acrylic Creative Design Contest organised by Kaohsiung Monomer Company (KMC), a joint venture company created by Lucite International and China Petroleum Development Company. Earlier this month the competition culminated in 23 students celebrating awards for […]

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Staying Focused on Sustainability

As a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of acrylic-based products, actively keeping the planet healthy is at the heart of our strategic planning and production processes. Such environmental considerations – alongside economic, social and cultural factors – define how we operate globally and we either meet, or exceed, current requirements at all […]

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