End of Sales Control

Lucite International’s EAME Monomers business confirms that the sales control on MMA, MAA and nBMA manufactured at its Cassel site has now ended. The repair to the technical fault was carried out in line with expectations. Lucite International would like to express our sincere thanks to our customers for their support and for working with us […]

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Partnering with local community

Employees at our Cassel site have been involved in community work for many years. In February this year, colleagues joined in with ‘Right to Read’, a new project organised by the UK’s Business in the Community initiative. The project aims to encourage the development of children’s’ reading skills while giving them an insight into the […]

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Progress in Process Safety Management

LI continues to make excellent progress in Process Safety Management (PSM) and we are pleased to update you on what has been happening since the PSM article in Issue 12 of our Freeflow publication. Work is rapidly gaining momentum in the areas of: PSM training; Process Safety Performance Indicators (PSPIs); a refresh of the company […]

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Notice of Sales Control

It is with regret that Lucite International has had to implement a sales control on MMA, MAA and nBMA manufactured at its Cassel site in northeast England. This is as a result of a technical issue, which has required a temporary shutdown in order for it to be resolved. Our customers and their businesses remain […]

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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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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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