Acrylic’s year on the frontline of COVID-19: what next?

When this year of twists and turns first started, how many of us could have predicted that acrylic would become the saviour of our everyday routines? In the spring, we wrote about how schools, offices, shops, bars, restaurants and so many more places, even hospitals, were using ‘clearer-than-glass’ acrylic screens to help them continue operating […]

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Progress never stops for China’s acrylic signage industry

Acrylic and signage have gone hand-in-hand for decades. With strength, light weight, weather resistance, a whole kaleidoscope of colour options and a glowing reputation for illumination, the material is chosen the world over for eye-catching signs, indoors or out. For our commercial team at Lucite International China (LICC), the Sign China show in Shanghai (or […]

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A leading response in a time of crisis by Lucite International China

Wherever you are in the world, 2020 has been dominated by one thing. Even though it’s a time of great human need, it’s heartening to see how well so many people have adapted and how companies producing essential products take such pride in the role they’re playing. For our team at Lucite International China (LICC), […]

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Akripol helps to bridge the Moselle

A major strategic bridge in the West Eifel region of Germany, linking the Frankfurt area and Belgian and Dutch ports, has recently been completed – including robust acrylic sheet wind barriers. The original proposal for this, one of the largest bridges in Germany, was first made some thirty years ago. However, construction of the Hochmoselbrücke […]

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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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