Celebrating 40 Years Together

Next month we will be celebrating together with our valued customer Kaneka to mark the 40th anniversary of our relationship. Kaneka Belgium, part of the global Kaneka group, buys MMA from LI to manufacture a processing aid and modifier, which is then added to plastics such as PVC to make them more impact resistant and […]

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The People Who Make Our Business Special

Above all else we value the strong relationships we continue to build with our customers.  We were delighted to hear that DSM had been awarded the Sustainable Supply Chain Award 2012 and proud that DSM felt that Lucite International (LI) had played a key part in them achieving that. LI and DSM have had a […]

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Continued Focus On Sustainability

As a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of acrylic-based products, actively keeping the planet healthy is at the heart of our strategic planning and production processes. Such environmental considerations – alongside economic, social and cultural factors – define how we operate globally and we either meet, or exceed, current requirements at all […]

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Our Cassel Facility Breaks All-Time Production Record

Our Cassel site in the North East of England has broken an all time record for monthly production of MMA – achieving 20,545tes during March 2013. As Lucite International’s (LI) largest MMA production facility this is a significant achievement for our team and demonstrates how LI’s philosophy of continuousimprovement combined with a systematic process for driving manufacturing improvements is delivering results.

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European Coatings Show

LI has seen a positive outlook in the coatings sector in recent times. It certainly represents a very important end use for our methacrylates business in EAME, so it was encouraging to see this year’s ECS busy with record numbers of exhibitors and visitors. We were delighted to meet so many of our customers at […]

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Chemical Industry Awards (CIA) Winners

Lucite International’s (LI) Cassel site in Billingham, UK has won the Chemical Industry Association’s BIS Excellence in Engineering Award 2012. The award was made in recognition of the significant contribution that engineering improvements have made to site operations and overall business performance. These improvements have been achieved by the local team, which has focused on delivering better overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) using the Company’s rigorous ‘Manufacturing Excellence’ programme, which helps to drive and sustain world-class practices.

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