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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Malcolm Kidd: moving towards a Circular Economy

Public sentiment towards plastics has changed radically over the last decade with a growing awareness of the problems caused by unnecessary plastic waste in our environment. Whilst many acrylic products are long-life rather than single-use or ‘throwaway’, our industry needs to adapt to changes in society and embrace working towards a Circular Economy – keeping […]

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Reflecting on industrial placements at Wilton

Lucite International (LI) places great value on investing in the next generation of skilled people to join the chemical industry. At our Wilton site in the UK, two Chemistry students have spent a year gaining industrial experience as they develop future career plans. Harriet Fowler (Durham University) and Morag Nixon (Newcastle University), spoke to us […]

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More successful industrial placement students at Cassel

Lucite International places great value on investing in the next generation of skilled people to join the chemical industry. At our Cassel site in the UK, two engineering students have spent the past year experiencing life on a large-scale, busy manufacturing plant. Matt Bennison, Chemical Engineering student at the University of Birmingham and Josh Walton, […]

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RMC: A reliable partnership in the USA

Reliability has always been critical for Lucite International (LI). It underpins the relationships with all our customers and has been integral to maintaining long-term, valuable partnerships. To support our reliability efforts, LI has a continuing partnership with the Reliability and Maintainability Center (RMC) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). Victor Foster, Regional Reliability and […]

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KAITEKI: Value for Tomorrow

As a Group Company of Mitsubishi Chemical (MCC), Lucite International’s (LI) vision is ‘the sustainable well-being of people, society and planet Earth’ which we strive towards through embracing the core values of Sustainability, Health and Comfort, and by the innovative solutions we create globally. Within MCC, this approach is known as KAITEKI. LI’s Global KAITEKI […]

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Alan Gallagher: change and challenge for EMEA Monomers

Earlier this year, Lucite International (LI) appointed Alan Gallagher to the role of Sales and Marketing Director for the EMEA Monomers team. Alan has spent several years as LI’s Sales Director for Africa, Middle East and Turkey, and has made the transition following the retirement of Peter Snodgrass, who previously held the role since 2001. […]

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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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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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Farewell, Peter Snodgrass

This spring we say a fond farewell to EMEA Monomers Sales & Marketing Director Peter Snodgrass, a much-respected pillar of the business, whose career in the chemical industry has spanned over 30 years and two continents. After qualifying with a degree in Mining Engineering, Peter joined ICI Nobel explosives as a commercial assistant in 1985. […]

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