Blooming Success of Cassel Wildflower Meadows

Back in February, we shared the excellent work that had gone on at Cassel (EMEA methacrylate monomers production location) as part of the Biodiversity Action Plan.  We are delighted to say that the efforts have paid off and that a rich variety of wildlife thrives amidst our busy production site. With the advent of the […]

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World’s largest MMA plant moving ahead

We are delighted to be able to confirm progress towards the establishment of a second Alpha MMA plant and that plans are developing for a third.  This is important news for the industry given that demand for methacrylates globally is showing positive growth year on year and it reinforces MRC & Lucite International’s commitment to […]

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Solid Partnership in Turkey for over 20 years

2014 marks the 20th anniversary and also the start of a new phase of development of Lucite International’s partnership with one of Turkey’s leading chemical distributors, Ak-tas. Why Turkey? Turkey’s rapidly growing economy and excellent geographic location, as well as the expansion in use of methacrylates there in recent years, make it ideally suited for […]

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Supplying Kolpa for over 30 years

Lucite International (LI) has been working closely with Kolpa d.d. for over 30 years, supplying them with both methacrylate monomers and acrylic sheet. Kolpa,  a renowned high-end bathroom equipment and solid surface producer, celebrated 35 years as a company  last year, and have come a long way from their original primary markets in the former Yugoslavia.  […]

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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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