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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Working together for global SHE performance

Last month, members of Lucite International’s (LI) Global Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Managers Network met up in the historic city of Durham, close to LI’s UK manufacturing sites. The main objective of the workshop was to allow SHE professionals to connect on a more personal level, encouraging good practice sharing, ongoing collaboration and open […]

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Reducing costs with finer processing control

The investment in new process control technology for the SAR (Sulphuric Acid Recovery) furnace at our Cassel site in the UK will significantly reduce the variable production cost of the MMA production process. The SAR furnace at Cassel is used to burn by-product acid from the MMA plants in order to recover the SO2 for […]

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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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Presenting automotive solutions at PIAE 2019

At the beginning of April, Lucite International (LI) exhibited at PIAE 2019 – the world’s largest conference for Plastics in Automotive Engineering, held in Mannheim, Germany. LI attended as part of our parent company, Mitsubishi Chemical’s exhibition, presenting our acrylic polymer (PMMA) technology alongside a range of solutions provided by other group companies. With over […]

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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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Welcome on board, Protea Chemicals…

In just over 50 years, Protea Chemicals – part of South Africa’s diversified chemical holdings group Omnia – has become one of the largest chemical distribution businesses in the world, ranked number 39 globally and number five in the African/Middle Eastern region by the ICIS Chemical Business journal. Representing Lucite International (LI) in South Africa […]

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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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Skills training grant for Lucite International in the USA

The Lucite Center (TLC) in Memphis, USA has recently been awarded an Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) grant as part of a commitment to investing in the development of our workforce. The IWT is a competitive grant that provides funding to help eligible Tennessee businesses provide effective skills upgrades and process improvement training. Pictured: Phyllis Brunson […]

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Apprentice Talia’s experience at Lucite International

At Lucite International (LI), we firmly value investment in learning and development as part of our commitment to those who work for us. The work being done to invest in young people’s development across all of our sites bridges the gap between education and business and helps LI move forward with a skilled, talented and […]

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