Giving Back to the Community

Lucite International (LI) and its partners at the Cassel site are committed to giving back to the community and this comes in many guises.  One of the ways in which LI employees contribute is through our involvement in the national ‘Give and Gain Day’. ‘Give and Gain Day’ is the UK’s national day for employee […]

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Lifting of Force Majeure on the Sale of Methacrylate Monomers

The Force Majeure on the sale of Methacrylate Monomers was lifted at midnight on Friday 16th May (see previous entry for further information) and replaced by a sales control process, which will allow the return to an inventory position from which we will become able to provide a normal level of service. We sincerely apologise for […]

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Interruption to supply of methacrylate monomers

Lucite is in receipt of a declaration of Force Majeure from the supplier of a major feedstock to its Cassel Site. The loss of feedstock has resulted in a temporary but severe impact on our production capability and hence, with regret, Lucite has no option but to announce Force Majeure on its sales of methacrylate […]

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Dynamics of the EAME Monomers Market

We are delighted to announce that the latest version of our FreeFlow magazine (Edition 14) is now available on-line . Q2 is always an interesting time for the Monomers market as the weather improves and the Coatings season gets underway in earnest.  In this latest edition of FreeFlow, Malcolm Kidd, Business Director for EAME Methacrylate Monomers shares his […]

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Cassel’s excellent safety performance benefits local charities

Lucite International’s passion for excellence in Safety, Health and the Environment (SHE) continues to be rewarded. At the Cassel site, where methacrylate monomers are produced, the site’s strong safety performance is recognised by an award scheme which benefits local charities. Provided that specific injury, environmental and illness criteria are met, a quarterly award of £1000 […]

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MMA Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Number Published

As companies continue to focus increasingly on sustainability principles, being able to demonstrate progress in reducing their impact on the environment becomes ever more important. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is one way of providing a means of building a picture of what happens throughout the life of a product, from obtaining the raw materials to […]

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Blanco – Leading Manufacturer of Super Sinks

Methyl methacrylate (MMA) is used in a truly diverse range of applications: from finding its way in to bone cement for hip replacements to being used in coatings for bridge super-structures which span continents. MMA is also used to produce state-of-the-art sinks and one such customer with whom we work within this sector is Blanco. […]

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Biodiversity at Cassel continues to ‘grow’

Species galore thrive amidst our UK methacrylates production centre. The Cassel site’s Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) received an extra boost at the end of 2013 when hundreds of plants and several kilograms of wild flower seed were added to a newly excavated area at Cassel. The Lucite International team have an on-going relationship with INCA […]

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Global Growth of MMA

Lucite International features in the latest edition of Industry Europe, where the continued growth in demand for MMA is described.  You can read the full version here. With MMA being the major building block for a diverse range of acrylic applications in industries worldwide, including: automotive, construction, retail and electronics, demand is growing year on year […]

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Taking Emergency response training to new levels

Lucite International (LI) is passionate about safety health and the environment.  Recently we have been working alongside our logistics partners to develop our safety and emergency response capabilities even further. LI employees form a 24/7 duty team for emergency response cover and this team receive incident training on a regular basis.  At one such recent […]

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