CIA gold standard award received for investment in our workforce

A company’s people are its biggest asset which means that on-going investment in skills and training is essential.  We are delighted to have been presented with the Chemical Industry Association (CIA) Gold Standard Skills Award in recognition of our work in this area.  The award is presented to the employer who has done the most […]

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New intake of apprentices boosts Cassel workforce

Lucite International is set for its biggest intake of Production Technician Apprentices at the Cassel site in recent years when eight join shift teams working at Billingham, UK in August for the next stage of their training and development.  The eight – three former military service personnel and five school/college leavers – are currently coming […]

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Latest edition of our new look FreeFlow magazine now available on-line

The latest edition of our new look FreeFlow magazine is available on-line now. The ‘News in Brief’ section provides an instant overview of our latest news as well as snippets from the engaging content inside.  Find out about our latest awards and achievements and ‘meet’ new members of our team. Malcom Kidd– Business Director, provides the […]

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Growth at European Coatings Show 2015

We have just returned from the European Coatings Show (ECS) 2015 in Nuremburg, which was bigger than ever with over 1,000 exhibitors and nearly 28,500 visitors.  The fact that the show continues to grow in size matches what we see as a supplier to this key sector.  Changes in legislation, consumer trends, construction and economic […]

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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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