World Water Day 22 March – Our Contribution

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day. 22 years later, World Water Day is celebrated around the world shining the spotlight on a different issue every year.  In 2015, the theme for World Water Day is ‘Water and Sustainable Development’. At Lucite International we are committed […]

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PMMA Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Number Published

We are delighted to announce the publication of the Poly Methyl Methacrylate (PMMA) Environmental Product Declaration (EPD).  The European LCA, which forms part of the EPD for PMMA, has now been officially published, which is a big step forward in providing publically accessible accurate environmental impact information. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is one way of providing […]

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Lifting of Force Majeure on Methacrylate Monomers

The Force Majeure on the sale of Methacrylate Monomers was lifted on Thursday 26th February (see previous entry for further information) and replaced by a sales control process while we manage a return to normal levels of service. We sincerely apologise for the disruption in service and any inconvenience arising from this interruption. We would […]

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Developing bio routes to MMA

To enter biotechnological processes or not? What factors need to be considered? How does a chemical company select the best manufacturing route once it has entered the biotechnology arena? These are some of the questions Dr David Johnson, Research Associate and Technical Leader of Biotechnology Process Development at Lucite International (LI), has considered this week […]

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Interruption to the supply of methacrylate monomers

Lucite regrettably encountered a technical issue at the Cassel Site in the UK which meant that we had no option but to declare Force Majeure, as of Monday 9th February, on sales of methacrylate monomers manufactured at the site. At this time we are in the process of resolving the technical issue and attempting to source […]

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Cassel achieves ISO50001 energy certification

We are delighted to announce that the Cassel Site has gained certification to the International Energy Management System Standard ISO50001, following a successful assessment carried out by accredited auditor LRQA . An energy improvement plan has been produced that will enable the site to meet the company sustainability improvement targets to reduce energy and CO2 […]

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Cassel supports fantastic Secret Santa Appeal

Secret Santa has been hard at work at our Cassel site, where employees have continued their Christmas tradition of helping those in need locally, by donating around 100 gifts to the ‘Mission Christmas – Cash for Kids’ appeal. The annual appeal, organised by local radio station TFM, provides presents to children across the North East […]

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Ten new apprentices join talented Cassel team as part of our investment in the future

We are delighted to be supporting a number of young people through an apprenticeship scheme as we look to support our plans for the future of the Cassel Site , which is Lucite International’s largest MMA production site globally. Working in partnership with two local training providers – TTE Technical Training Group and the Mouchel […]

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Maintenance shutdown at Cassel gets underway

The Lucite International Cassel site at New Road, is currently undertaking a planned shutdown for maintenance work which started on Friday 24th October. The purpose of this significant event, which we are carrying out, is to complete statutory maintenance work and to install a number of key improvement projects. As with past shutdowns, the work […]

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Supporting a local hospital through our safety excellence

We are delighted to have again been able to recognise continued excellent SHE (Safety, Health & Environment) performance at the Cassel site with a £1000 donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic Fund, which is based within The James Cook hospital located close to the Cassel site. The Fund is used to support local children and […]

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