Turning ideas into reality: Acrylic Design Awards

One of the standout moments of this year’s Acrylic Design Awards in Turkey was being able to reveal the winning entries as real, fully-fabricated objects. After the months of thought, ingenuity and effort put into these designs, it was fantastic to see the students’ elation at having their ideas standing in front of them. The […]

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Presenting automotive solutions at PIAE 2019

At the beginning of April, Lucite International (LI) exhibited at PIAE 2019 – the world’s largest conference for Plastics in Automotive Engineering, held in Mannheim, Germany. LI attended as part of our parent company, Mitsubishi Chemical’s exhibition, presenting our acrylic polymer (PMMA) technology alongside a range of solutions provided by other group companies. With over […]

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The Shortlist: Acrylic Design Awards 2019

We’re delighted to reveal the 2019 Acrylic Design Awards finalists! After our roadshow tour of Turkish universities encouraging design students across the country to explore acrylic’s huge design potential, our panel of expert judges – renowned Turkish architects and designers – have narrowed down over 100 entries to just 24. The entries followed a brief […]

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Mini Museum Fourth Edition

Hans Fex is the Creator of the Mini Museum (MM), a pocket-sized collection of rare specimens from Earth and beyond, which are encased in Lucite® acrylic resin. The rare and carefully selected contents can span billions of years, making the Mini Museum a sought-after collector’s item. It all started in 2014 and is now onto […]

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Teeth made from PMMA

Unless you are closely involved with the dental sector, you may not know that acrylic polymers (PMMA or Poly Methyl Methacrylate) are essential in creating the very highest quality, lasting solutions for dental procedures. Statistics show that there are huge percentages of the population in Europe and the Americas with missing teeth and affected with […]

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TufCoat™ – the new scratch and abrasion resistance PMMA

Welcome to a new generation of acrylic polymer technology from Lucite International. TufCoat™ is specifically designed to provide proven enhanced scratch and abrasion resistance for injection moulding applications. The introduction of TufCoat™ by Lucite International demonstrates our continued willingness and technical ability to provide bespoke acrylic polymer grades to meet the requirements of our customers. […]

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Perspex® acrylic: Did you know?

A household name across the world and a market leader in the plastics industry, many are familiar with Perspex® acrylic. However, do you know any of our following ten facts?   1. Perspex® acrylic has been used in many major feature films including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James Bond, Harry Potter and Thunderbirds.   […]

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Acrylic: Fashion & Beauty

Acrylic has remained hugely popular in the fashion and beauty industry for decades. From handbags, accessories and shoes, to makeup organizers and displaying the world’s biggest brands, it’s a clear trend-setter! The design flexibility of acrylic makes it an ideal material solution whether in creating a one-off statement piece or injecting excitement and energy into […]

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Silver medal win at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

The Myeloma UK Garden has received a Silver Gilt medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. The garden explores the juxtaposition between contemporary sculptures and naturalistic planting, featuring a gigantic Perspex® acrylic sculpture. The garden is designed by John Everiss and Francesca Murrell with the objective of increasing awareness for Myeloma, an incurable form […]

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Growing the world of acrylics

In the early days of acrylic, Taiwanese people knew the material simply for its use in advertising signs. But things have changed dramatically since then thanks largely to our associate company in Taiwan, Kaohsiung Monomer Company’s (KMC), strong leadership, and its downstream department, which has worked tirelessly since being formed in 2005 to promote the […]

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