Matt’s year of living, working and learning in Japan

When Matt Pearson found out he’d been selected for the Experience JAPAN program – Mitsubishi Chemical’s (MCC) initiative to invite colleagues from its group companies around the world to immerse themselves in a year of Japanese living and working – he had until the end of that week to decide whether to go for it. […]

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Alpha 3 – the journey to world-class MMA production

Since its beginnings in the late 1990s, the journey of our Alpha technology has always involved two things – global teamwork and a single-minded dedication to continuous improvement. Alpha technology is our revolutionary, patented route to creating MMA (methyl methacrylate) based on readily available raw materials – methanol, ethylene and carbon monoxide. Now, following our […]

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A year at Wilton through the eyes of our placement students

Three students have spent the last year as key members of our team at Wilton in the UK, getting a thorough taste for life at a world-leading producer of MMA. Elinor Northey from the University of Manchester, Chloe Fletcher and Tim Hilton, both from the University of St Andrews, had a conversation about their year […]

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Phil Bailey, EMEA General Manager, looks towards a future with COVID-19

It’s now been over three months since the UK and Europe went into lockdown, so I thought it an appropriate time to pause and reflect on this period and also to look forward. The health and safety of our colleagues and their families has obviously been our absolute priority throughout. Looking back, I’ve been very […]

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

In each issue of FreeFlow magazine, our business leaders from around the world share their insights into the global methacrylates markets. Here, Malcolm Kidd, EMEA Monomers Business Director, offers his latest views and analysis (as of May 2020). COVID-19 Firstly, please let me take this opportunity to wish the very best to everyone and their […]

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Acrylic Design Awards: Why Turkey?

For the second year running, our Acrylic Design Awards have been encouraging innovation and exploring the potential for acrylic in Turkey as we work with our partner in the region, Ak-tas, to help shape the future in an inspiring, sustainable way. Entries to the competition closed last week and the response has been fantastic! An […]

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A closer look at the markets: The Americas (October 2019)

Our local representatives in the methacrylates field together with our world-class business systems and global presence mean we’re in the best possible position to help our customers and industry partners understand the marketplace and its dynamics. Here, Jay Smith, USA Monomers Business Director, shares his latest views and insight (as of October 2019). What is […]

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A closer look at the markets: Asia (October 2019)

Our local representatives in the methacrylates field together with our world-class business systems and global presence mean we’re in the best possible position to help our customers and industry partners understand the marketplace and its dynamics. Here, Etsuko Kobayashi, Asia Monomers Senior Manager, shares her latest views and insight (as of October 2019). Can you […]

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A closer look at the markets: EMEA (October 2019)

Our local representatives in the methacrylates field together with our world-class business systems and global presence mean we’re in the best possible position to help our customers and industry partners understand the marketplace and its dynamics. Here, Malcolm Kidd, EMEA Monomers Business Director, shares his latest views and insight (as of October 2019). Weaker demand […]

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Making a difference with internships in the USA

This summer, our Fite Road site in the USA enlisted the help of three interns to support its new computer maintenance management software, which is used to improve data accuracy on the plant. Victor Foster, Reliability & Maintenance Lead, explains how valuable they have been to the Fite Road team. Pictured [L-R]: Kiara Benson, Paul […]

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