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?
As part of our project to make acrylic fully circular, we recently ran purification trials for methyl methacrylate (MMA) recycled from waste acrylic (PMMA).
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!
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) has announced that it will transfer all MCC shares in Lucite International Japan Co., Ltd. (LIJ) to Midorikawa Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. scheduled for April 1, 2022.
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation and its subsidiary Mitsubishi Chemical Methacrylates have developed a manufacturing technology for MMA (methyl methacrylate) monomers that uses plant-derived materials and have begun designing a pilot plant.