MEMPHIS, TN -- Lucite International Inc. is progressing with its investment to establish 150 kte per year production of methyl methacrylate (MMA) in 2012 at its Beaumont, TX, facility. The company will continue to produce MMA at its Memphis, TN, facility, offering two world-scale MMA assets to serve the growing demand of the Americas customer base. 

In addition, Lucite is working to start production of methacrylic acid (MAA) at its Beaumont, TX, facility, in line with the significant investments at the site announced last year. The MAA asset will have a capacity of approximately 23 kte per year. 

Lucite International is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of acrylic-based products.