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 year of learning at Cassel with our placement students

Over the last year at our Cassel site in the UK, two talented Chemical Engineering students have been experiencing what life is like on one of the largest MMA (methyl methacrylate) production sites in Europe. Lydia Joynes, Chemical Engineering student at Newcastle University and Michael Sugden, Chemical Engineering with Chemistry student at the University of […]

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Acrylic helps unlock our world

They’ve become a symbol of the world’s response to COVID-19. Clearer than glass, yet instantly recognisable; acrylic shields in public places became the instant solution to helping prevent the spread of this deadly virus. Now, these heroes of the plastics world are key to protecting you as countries, businesses and communities everywhere begin to ‘unlock’ […]

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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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