Global Growth of MMA

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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 at a rate above global GDP and is currently at over 3 million tes/annum.

There is therefore a need for continuous investment in new monomer capacity and, with its range of technologies, the MRC Group including Lucite International is well placed to meet this market growth.

EAME Monomers Business Director Malcolm Kidd, says, “We continue to invest heavily in the continuous improvement of our assets, in new plants and new technologies and this means that we reliably provide the right product in the right place at the right time.  A significant contributor to that region will be the world’s biggest MMA and pMMA plant which is currently underway in Saudi Arabia as a result of a joint venture between our parent company: MRC and the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC).This will significantly strengthen our presence in the region and form part of our global sustainability programme thanks to the value adding benefits of our advanced Alpha technology.”

Click here to find out more about our patented Alpha Technology, and what it means for the methacrylates industry.

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