• PT Youtube
  • PT Facebook
  • PT Linkedin
  • PT Twitter
11/20/2008

Top Global Player in Acrylics

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan, is set to acquire Lucite International Group Ltd. of the U.K. by the end of January.

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Related Suppliers

Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan, is set to acquire Lucite International Group Ltd. of the U.K. by the end of January. The deal reportedly will make Mitsubishi Rayon the world leader in acrylics, as it already is in Asia. It has facilities in Japan, Korea, China, and Thailand. Lucite, the current world leader in methacrylates, has 14 operations in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. (based in Cordova, Tenn.). With seven U.S. plants, Lucite International supplies Lucite and Perspex acrylic monomers, resins, and sheet. Mitsubishi Rayon (U.S. office in N.Y.C.) supplies Acrypet acrylic resins and monomers and Shinkolite acrylic sheet and film. With this acquisition, Mitsubishi gains Lucite’s new Alpha technology for making methyl methacrylate (MMA) monomer, which is said to have a 40% cost advantage over conventional MMA technology. The first Alpha MMA plant just started up in Singapore. (212) 223-3043 • www.mrany.com (800) 458-2483 • www.luciteusa.com
Hand holding a crystal ball

We’d rather send you $15 than rely on our crystal ball…

It’s Capital Spending Survey season and the manufacturing industry is counting on you to participate! Odds are that you received our 5-minute Plastics survey from Plastics Technology in your mail or email. Fill it out and we’ll email you $15 to exchange for your choice of gift card or charitable donation. Are you in the U.S. and not sure you received the survey? Contact us to access it.

Help us inform the industry and everybody benefits.

Resources