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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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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