Lucite Resumes U.S. Methacrylic Acid | April 11, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 15 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 15 | p. 20 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 11, 2011

Lucite Resumes U.S. Methacrylic Acid

Department: Business
Keywords: methacrylic acid, expansion

Lucite International will build a 23,000- metric-ton-per-year methacrylic acid plant at its site in Beaumont, Texas, by the end of 2012. The company had stopped production in the Americas when it closed a facility in Belle, W.Va., in 2010. It now says global demand for methacrylic acid is so strong, particularly from China, that supplies in the Americas are tight. Lucite, part of Mitsubishi Chemical, operates a methyl methacrylate plant in Beaumont.

 
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