Launch of the ‘Shaping the future’ Acrylic Design Awards 2019

As a world-leading supplier of acrylic-based products and material solutions, Lucite International (LI) is committed to working with our partners across Europe to help shape the future in an inspiring, sustainable and responsible way. As part of this commitment we are focusing on the local design community in Turkey to drive innovation and explore potential […]

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MMA Monomer and PMMA Plants Start Commercial Operations in Saudi Arabia

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan, President and CEO: Masayuki Waga, “MCC” hereafter) is pleased to announce that The Saudi Methacrylates Company (“SAMAC” hereafter), a joint venture between MCC and Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Headquarters: Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, CEO: Yousef Al-Benyan, “SABIC” hereafter), has successfully completed performance test of its plants for production […]

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Meeting the needs of the world in 2050

The new edition of our FreeFlow magazine, focussing on innovation and future thinking, is now available on-line and in hard copy. By 2050 it is predicted that there will be 2 billion more people on this planet than there are today. Add in rapid urbanisation, changing infrastructure needs, increased energy demand and a host of […]

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Winner of Environmental Award

Lucite International’s Darwen site in the UK has won the Lancashire Business Environment Award for Waste Minimisation. The award recognises the site’s significant improved performance in the minimisation, management, recovery and recycling of waste.

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Alpha II gets the green light

Lucite International (LI) parent company, Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd (MRC) and Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) have announced the formation of a joint venture company to build and operate two plants – one for Methyl Methacrylate (MMA), and the other for Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) – at one of SABIC’s manufacturing affiliates in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

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Development of production technology for sustainable MMA

Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. (MRC) and subsidiary group Lucite International (both part of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation – MCHC) are continuing the drive for innovation by developing alternative sustainable feedstock sources for the production of Methyl Methacrylate (MMA), using both existing technologies and developing completely new bio based routes for methacrylate monomers. We plan to commercialize production and use of sustainable feedstock for MMA production by 2016 and intend to achieve at least 50% of MMA production from these sources.

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