Your life is touched by Methacrylates in
some way every day

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This has been the case for millions of lives since the early 20th century.

Here’s the Methacrylates journey…

1930s

Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) is used to produce the world’s first clear acrylic sheet. The Perspex® brand, which we operated until 2018, is also launched.

1940s

Production is ramped up as acrylic plays a key role in Spitfire canopies during World War II.

1950s

Methacrylates enter our homes as acrylic becomes the ‘creative’s favorite’ for fashion and furniture design.

1970s

Methacrylates develop a reputation for improving people’s quality of life and making an impact on what’s possible, decade after decade. As the saying goes, "if you can imagine it, you can make it...with acrylic!"

2000s

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) acquires Lucite International, then the world’s largest producer of MMA.

2010s

MCC enters a joint venture with SABIC and opens its second MMA plant based on patented Alpha technology in Saudi Arabia.

2020s

MCC’s global Methacrylates operations unite as Mitsubishi Chemical Methacrylates, bringing together decades of knowledge, experience and passion for amazing products.