Cassel’s flourishing biodiversity

If all companies considered the value of working in tandem with nature, how different would our world look? There are many ways we can demonstrate commitment to KAITEKI values across our company, but these don’t all have to be actions to minimise our industrial footprint on the environment. Work being done at our Cassel site […]

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Representing Mitsubishi Chemical Europe in the Middle East with Saleem Khan

Saleem Khan, our Bahrain-based Sales Manager, has an evolving role representing other Mitsubishi Chemical Europe (MCE) businesses alongside his responsibility for our methacrylate customers in the Middle East and North Africa. On top of his main, methacrylates-based sales role, a significant percentage of Saleem’s time is now dedicated to working on behalf of Mitsubishi Polyester […]

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

In each issue of FreeFlow magazine, our business leaders from around the world share their insights into the global methacrylates markets. Here, Kozo Hisamoto, Senior Manager of Mitsubishi Chemical’s MMA business domain, offers his latest views and analysis for Asia (as of May 2020). Can you describe some of the changes in MMA demand in Asia […]

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A closer look at the markets: The Americas (May 2020)

In each issue of FreeFlow magazine, our business leaders from around the world share their insights into the global methacrylates markets. Here, Jay Smith, USA Monomers Business Director, offers his latest views and analysis (as of May 2020). What is your view of the demand level for methacrylates and projections for the future? Global and regional […]

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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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Re-engineering the UK’s Cassel site for another generation

Since 1930, chemical manufacturing has been carried out at our Cassel site on Teesside in the North East of England. The site is home to 12 plants, employing 240 people, producing five products and is one of the largest MMA production sites in Europe. The next two years will see some significant upgrades at Cassel, […]

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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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Training our people to better understand what it would feel like to respond to an emergency outside our business

During February, seven members of our Cassel site in the UK conducted a training day in conjunction with Suttons Group, one of our logistics partners, at their Stockton-on-Tees depot. Alex Plummer, Logistics, Compliance & Improvement Manager, told us about the purpose and importance of this type of real-time simulation exercise. What’s the value of off-site […]

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From the sea to the city – our Acrylic Design Awards 2020 winners!

While we sadly weren’t able to meet our talented group of student entrants, the design community, customers and partners at the originally planned Acrylic Design Awards event, we’re so proud to have released our 2020 winning entries, as chosen by our expert jury. The level of effort and ingenuity from all 175 entrants has amazed […]

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Lucite International and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation increase the pace on a Circular Economy for PMMA with Agilyx Corporation

Lucite International (LI), together with Agilyx Corporation (Agilyx), is working to deliver a significant contribution to the Circular Economy for PMMA (initially in Europe) with the support of LI’s parent company, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC). MCC’s vision is based on “the sustainable well-being of people, society and our planet Earth” – a philosophy known as […]

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