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PMMA, or acrylic, has been one of the world’s most commonly used plastics since its invention in the 1930s, used in everything from cars and homes to architecture and construction. Now, it’s moving into a fully circular future as Mitsubishi Chemical Methacrylates (MCM) drives a major recycling project.
In a global economy, complex supply chains can make it difficult to track information about the origin of materials. How do consumers know whether the product they’re buying comes from sustainable sources or contains recycled content? How can this be improved?
Apprentice of the Year award for
Wilton's Talia Pryce
Congratulations to Talia Pryce from our Wilton site in the UK for winning an Apprentice of the Year award at the NEPIC Annual Industry Awards!
Talia is currently in the fourth year of her degree level research apprenticeship at Wilton, supporting the preparation and evaluation of catalysts for our Alpha MMA production technology. This includes supporting the Alpha pilot plant at Wilton, along with our Alpha production plants in Singapore and Saudi Arabia.
“I feel really proud and grateful to have won this award. My skills were tested during the pandemic as the team was split into two shifts and I became the primary Alpha catalyst analysis resource on my shift, a role that would normally be reserved for more experienced members of staff, but one that I excelled in as I implemented techniques for improved ways of working between the shifts and within the lab.
“My colleagues at Mitsubishi Chemical have supported my development by allowing me to gain experience with a wide range of techniques and allowing me to complete my final year university project within another R&D team so I can develop different skills.”
NEPIC is a not-for-profit organisation that supports the needs and interests of the chemical industry in the North East of England. Mitsubishi Chemical sponsors its Awards every year, where over £280,000 has been donated to local schools and the region’s young achievers.
(Image credit: Andrew Davies Photography)