Lucite International is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of acrylic-based products. With manufacturing, sales and distribution capabilities across EMEA, The Americas and Asia Pacific, we are the energy and driving force behind some of the world’s best known branded acrylic products, which make a significant contribution to a wide range of growing sectors and geographic markets. Since being acquired by Mitsubishi Rayon Co Ltd in 2009 we have further strengthened our position as the world’s largest supplier of MMA, the essential building block for all acrylics.
We have a simple philosophy, which embraces the idea of continuous improvement. It is captured in our brand promise of going further in all that we do. Our single-minded determination to achieve excellence means we set ourselves the highest standards in safety, health and environmental performance, in the efficiency of our operations and in the positive contribution we make to our customers, our people, and the industries and communities we serve.
The drive for absolute competitive advantage in the design, production and marketing of acrylic-based products will continue to transform our business. Building on our rich heritage and strong customer and partner relationships we will challenge convention and look to new technologies and operational models to reinforce our leading position in the world of acrylics.
Lucite International has one of the most diverse asset portfolios of any major acrylics producer with 22 plants at 14 manufacturing sites worldwide. The Company’s manufacturing facilities benefit from ongoing investment to enhance their high quality, cost-efficient and reliable processes through continuous improvement.
All assets are run within the framework of Lucite International’s own world-class Manufacturing Excellence program, which continues to deliver significant benefits including:
- Improved safety
- Higher productivity
- Enhanced product quality
- Increased capacity
- Lower costs
Lucite International was the first MMA producer to successfully adopted a three-year overhaul cycle (the norm being two-yearly), which continues to release additional capacity from existing assets.
With safety, health and environmental performance as our number one priority, the Company is committed to driving its performance in this area. Today, our performance is better than the recognized leaders in the chemicals sector and exceeds that of the wider manufacturing industry.