Get to know… Jonathan Clarke

As a company committed to our people, we take pleasure in welcoming new members into our teams as they begin their journey with us. Jonathan Clarke joined our Newton Aycliffe, UK site in March this year. We spoke about his role as Shift Manager and got to know him more… What attracted you to Lucite […]

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Making a difference through SHE performance

Our Cassel, UK site is continuing its ongoing efforts to combine two of our company’s passions – excellent safety, health and environmental (SHE) performance and making a real difference to our local communities. Zoё’s Place Baby Hospice, based locally to Cassel site in nearby Middlesbrough, is the latest charity to benefit from a scheme which […]

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Celebrating long service: John Chang

At Lucite International, we are immensely proud that so many of our people enjoy long and rewarding careers with us. Many have worked with us for decades, growing personally as well as professionally and seeing the industry, and the wider world, evolve greatly. John Chang, Manufacturing Manager at our Kaohsiung Monomer Company (KMC) site in […]

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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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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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