A closer look at the global methacrylates markets: April 2019

Changing market dynamics During the second half of 2018 there was a change in the market dynamics for many petrochemicals, including for methacrylates. A wave of poorer company results and conservative outlooks were being circulated from the automotive and construction segments among others. National trade policies were being cited as a reason for stifling inter-regional […]

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Welcome on board, Protea Chemicals…

In just over 50 years, Protea Chemicals – part of South Africa’s diversified chemical holdings group Omnia – has become one of the largest chemical distribution businesses in the world, ranked number 39 globally and number five in the African/Middle Eastern region by the ICIS Chemical Business journal. Representing Lucite International (LI) in South Africa […]

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Skills training grant for Lucite International in the USA

The Lucite Center (TLC) in Memphis, USA has recently been awarded an Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) grant as part of a commitment to investing in the development of our workforce. The IWT is a competitive grant that provides funding to help eligible Tennessee businesses provide effective skills upgrades and process improvement training. Pictured: Phyllis Brunson […]

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Focusing on safe attitudes

To link and coordinate all aspects of safe and responsible workplace behaviours, a safety communications initiative at LI’s Cassel site in the UK focuses on developing new attitudes and behaviours to support existing rules rather than just trying to burden employees with new, ever more complicated procedures. Lucite International’s Safety, Health, Security & Environmental Manager […]

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Sale of European acrylic sheet business completed

Lucite International confirms completion of the sale of its European cell cast acrylic Sheet and Composites business (now named Perspex International Ltd) plus its separate UK distribution company, Perspex Distribution Ltd (PDL), to the Swiss firm Schweiter Technologies, owners of 3A Composites and Polycasa. The sale completed on 28th December 2018.

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Investment in sustainable supply of methacrylate monomers

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) is the world’s largest manufacturer of methacrylate monomers and is continuing to invest to improve the supply of these products for our customers. Methacrylates are a core product line with the MCC portfolio which means that investment in both new and existing assets continues apace. Here, we share some of the key […]

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Commitment to investing in apprentices

Lucite International’s (LI) Cassel site in the UK has recently received a fresh boost of energy from three apprentices embarking on their first steps towards a career in the chemicals industry. LI is committed to providing apprenticeship opportunities in a variety of disciplines within the company. Quinn Hoban, Scarlett O’Hara and Nathan Burdon have recently […]

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Launch of the ‘Shaping the future’ Acrylic Design Awards 2019

As a world-leading supplier of acrylic-based products and material solutions, Lucite International (LI) is committed to working with our partners across Europe to help shape the future in an inspiring, sustainable and responsible way. As part of this commitment we are focusing on the local design community in Turkey to drive innovation and explore potential […]

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Singapore – Community in Bloom

The Lucite International Singapore (LISPL) site is celebrating achieving Gold at the 2018 Community in Bloom (CIB) Awards. From beginning their gardening club in 2016 with just a few potted plants and a few passionate employees, they have grown through the help of the National Parks Board (NParks) and encouraging even more budding LISPL gardeners […]

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EPCA 2018 – Lucite International heads to Vienna

Members of Lucite International’s (LI) commercial team are set to attend the 52nd EPCA Annual Meeting in Vienna, Austria next month. Europe’s largest chemicals industry event will this year be dedicated to “Petrochemicals and the Low-Carbon Economy: Versatile Solutions for Greater Sustainability”. More than 2,000 delegates from across the globe are expected to attend this […]

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