This firm reported record levels of production of its materials Perspex and Lucite last year and the company is opening a new factory in Shanghai to meet demand. Sales rose £10m to £707m in 2004, although operating profits dipped £2m to £67m._x000D_
Lucite International was formerly known as Ineos Acrylics, part of the chemicals giant ICI. It was bought in 1999 for £505m by Charterhouse Development Capital and is now headed by Ian Lambert.
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