Lotte Chemicals The Lotte Chemicals RSS feed Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:30:01 +0000 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:30:01 +0000 Children Challenging Industry Visit January 2017 LCUK host visit of Overfields Primary School, Ormesby as part of the Children Challenging Industry initiative........ Over 45,000 children have taken part in the Children Challenging Industry programme since its development in 1997. This year the initiative celebrates 20 years of inspiring young people to connect with Science and Industry.   One of the most inspiring aspects of their work is being able to take the children on site visits to companies like LCUK. This allows the children to see first-hand the “science in action” and often provides them with an experience they will never forget and will hopefully lead them to... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000 High Tide Foundation Engineering Week As a supporter of the High Tide Foundation, LCUK agreed to host a number of students as part of the Foundation’s Engineering Week. High Tide is a charitable foundation created and driven by businesses on Teesside and its aim is to bring together industry and education across the area to provide an insight into how businesses operate whilst developing skills and showcasing employment opportunities; aiming to raise aspirations for young people in the area.  LCUK  have been keen supporters of the foundation for the last couple of years and participate in a number of their events throughout the year; whether it... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0100 Teesside Collective Press Release - SABIC Joins Growing Clean Industry Network Teesside Collective today announced the addition of a major industrial player to the group of companies working to decarbonise the UK’s industrial base. SABIC, which manufactures petrochemicals on Teesside, has become the latest member of the project, alongside BOC, Lotte Chemical UK, CF Fertilisers and Sembcorp Utilities UK, Tees Valley Unlimited and NEPIC. SABIC is one of the world’s largest makers of chemicals, fertilisers and plastics and has operations at Wilton, near Redcar, and North Tees. It is a leading employer in the Teesside area, employing around 600 staff and an additional 400 contractors. The Teesside operations emit around 1.25 million... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:44:07 +0100 LCUK donates iPads to local school St Benedict's RC Primary Following staff nominations, Lotte Chemical donated ten redundant iPads to St Benedict's Voluntary Primary Catholic Academy. The photo above shows John Atkinson, IT Manager, and Denis Fountain, Mechanical Technician of LCUK, presenting St Benedicts' children with the equipment. The donated iPads will be used by the Foundation Stage's three to five year olds where the camera, videos and apps will support early computing, literacy and numeracy skills.  Miss S Garvey of St Benedict's said "As a school we are thrilled to receive such a generous donation. The children thoroughly enjoy the daily use of iPads to support their learning." ... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 10:40:00 +0000 Lotte Chemical UK Apprentice Success Two Lotte Chemical UK apprentices, Andrew Lodge and Jack Kerr, received awards at the annual Tees Valley Production Technician (TVPT) ceremony held at Redcar & Cleveland College on October 9th. The Tees Valley Production Technician programme is aimed at equipping talented young people with the essential skills required to contribute to the ongoing and future success of the chemical process industry.   This four year apprenticeship combines practical and technical training, with the apprentice spending two years at TTE Technical Training Centre, Middlesbrough, gaining a City & Guilds 0603 Process Technology (Chemical) qualification.  This is followed by two years on site... Wed, 28 Oct 2015 14:49:07 +0000 Lotte Chemical First Line Manager development programme goes from strength to strength with this year’s students receiving their awards at the graduation ceremony The Directors and Senior Managers of Lotte Chemical UK celebrated the achievements of the latest graduates from the Lotte FLM Development programme designed and delivered by LDR Squared Ltd.  Presenting certificates to Paul Bickley, Jayne Impett, Jordan Mudd and Carl Melling (pictured left to right) Manufacturing Director Malcolm Horne said "We are delighted with the programme delivered by LDR Squared and the first group who completed the programme are now all FLM's and performing very well" Speaking at the event HR OD Director Stephen Trillo told the four graduates "Throughout the programme the senior management team have been receiving updates on... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 14:29:05 +0100 Lotte Chemical UK are looking for new talent and have 3 sponsored apprenticeship opportunities – closing date for application is July 26th Lotte Chemical UK are pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring three apprentices starting in September this year.  LCUK has been at the forefront of apprenticeship reform and these apprenticeships will be based on the new Trailblazer Standards which we have been instrumental in developing.  Investing in apprentices is one of our key strategic objectives and we are committed to seek motivated young people to sponsor through our apprentice programmes.  Young people bring new energy to any business; they’re keen to learn and try out new ideas and skills.  In turn this provides a pipeline of highly skilled technicians. We... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:00:00 +0100 Three more Lotte Apprentices successfully complete their apprenticeship Congratulations to Callum Baker, Cameron McIntyre and Dale Ward for successfully completing their apprenticeship framework ahead of schedule and presentations were made to each of them by Jeremy White, Business Engineering & Services Director and Dave Yardley, Engineering Manager. All three gained excellent grades and completed their NVQ 6 months ahead of schedule.  Jeremy White, Business Engineering & Services Director commented "We recognise how important it is that our existing employees transfer their skills and expertise to young, upcoming talent to ensure the future success of the business. The influx of new apprentices also benefits our business as they introduce innovative and fresh ideas... Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:05:00 +0100 LCUK are very pleased to announce that they have signed up to work with the High Tide Foundation The picture shows Mark Kenrick (CEO) being presented with a member certificate presented by Kevin Shakesheff, the Foundation’s Chairman. The High Tide Foundation is a registered charity created and driven by port related businesses.  Its aim is to improve learning and employment opportunities whilst raising aspirations for young people across the region through their unique work experience and industry-led skills programmes.  Using the river tees as a connecting theme, they bring together industry and education to increase awareness of port-related industries and the many career options available to local young people. LCUK firmly believes in investing in young people and has a... Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:53:59 +0100 Lotte Chemical UK support launch of Teesside Collective vision for the UKs first Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (ICCS) facility For the past 12 months, Lotte’s Senior Technologist, John Baker, has been working alongside other Teesside Companies on an Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage feasibility project.  The group of companies known as the Teesside Collective has been developing the case for the establishment of Europe’s first carbon capture and storage (CCS) equipped industrial zone in Teesside.  A unique collaboration between a cluster of major industrial employers and other interested organisations including BOC, GrowHow, Lotte Chemical, SSI, Tees Valley Unlimited, NEPIC and National Grid –  we are promoting Europe’s leading industrial CCS project. Sponsored by the Department of Energy and Climate Change... Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:36:47 +0100 Science Industry Skills Awards 2015 Lotte Chemical were shortlisted for two of the prestigious awards at this year’s Science Industry Skills Awards for the UK, held in London on May 7th.  We were shortlisted for the “Employer Of The Year” and Stephen Trillo our HR OD Director for “Outstanding Leadership In Skills”.  Being shortlisted is a great achievement as these awards cover the whole of the UK, but Lotte Chemical were shortlisted for two, even more of an achievement. It was a great evening and Stephen Trillo was the winner of the “Outstanding leadership In Skills award for his for his work as a member of the... Wed, 27 May 2015 16:13:03 +0100 Lotte's Stephen Trillo Promotes SIP Industry leader and SIP board member Stephen Trillo calls on science industry employers in the North East to take up £32m skills and talent fund as it moves into Year 2.  Click here to read full article on Gazette Live.... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:19:15 +0100 Lotte Chemical Supporting Apprenticeships Lotte Chemical are actively supporting the forthcoming innovative business briefing about the benefits of apprentices. Here is a link to the release on the Tees Valley Unlimited's website  Featuring a quote from our very own Stephen Trillo!... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:00:36 +0000 LCUK are proud to be awarded “Investor In Apprenticeship Award” Lotte Chemical UK are proud to be awarded the prestigious “Investor In Apprenticeship Award” (IIA).  This is an award from the “National Apprenticeship Services” and recognises those employers who have made a significant investment in apprentices within their organisation, Lotte are only the second company within the North East to achieve this national award. Stephen Trillo HR OD Director for Lotte Chemical is pictured receiving the award from George Richie MBE and Chair of the North East Apprenticeship Ambassador network.  Stephen trillo said “that this is formal recognition of our continued commitment to apprenticeships and I am honoured to receive it on... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 16:20:10 +0000 Children Challenging Industry Visit January 2015 Lotte Chemical UK Ltd hosted a visit of Errington Primary School in Marske as part of the Children Challenging Industry initiative that we participate in on a regular basis.  The children spent a morning finding out about PET and what it is used for, participated in an experiment to demonstrate the durability of PET and then had a tour of the plant and the workshop.  Attached is a letter from the teacher and a sample of the “Thank You” messages we received from the children.  Messages like these show the importance of LCUK taking the time out to participate in such... Mon, 02 Feb 2015 10:50:26 +0000 Lotte Chemical UK Proud to Support Engineering Excellence on Teesside Lotte Chemical UK is proud to support the development of a new £12m Centre of Engineering Excellence being built on Teesside by Middlesbrough College. The STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) Centre is being built by Esh Build for Middlesbrough College, and will play a key role in bridging the engineering skills gap in the region. For the full details of this exciting development please follow this link to the Evening Gazette article.... Thu, 08 Jan 2015 10:55:12 +0000 Save The Children Christmas Jumper Lunch The Lotte Christmas Lunch in aid of Save The Children was a woolly affair with a colourful assortment of festive jumpers being sported by those who attended.  We raised a very impressive £182. Many thanks to everyone who made the effort, contributed the raffle and brought in food for the lunch. ... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:29:02 +0000 Issue 1 of the Science Industry Partnership Bulletin The SIP Bulletin is designed to keep you informed about the progress of the SIP and associated programmes. In this first issue the SIP Bulletin showcases the latest results of employers taking charge of skills. The Science Industry Partnership investment, which totals £52m, when employer cash investment is included, is supporting an ambitious programme of training and education activity. But the SIP is not just about the learners, it is also shaping the skills landscape – and sees employers setting standards, working with assured providers and developing a long term vision for skills.   SIP Bulletin Issue 1  ... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:28:11 +0000 Community Calendar Launch 2014 Mark Kenrick CEO of Lotte Chemical opened the ceremony of the Community Calendar launch at the Riverside stadium on Tuesday 2nd December 2014.  This is an annual event where schools local to both the Wilton and Billingham sites take part in a competition to draw a picture based on a particular theme.  This year’s theme was “the world we want to live in”.   The companies that sponsor the calendar vote on the pictures that will appear within the calendar with one overall winner also appearing on the front cover.  Everyone that participates receives recognition for their efforts, being presented with... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:20:32 +0000 TTE Case Study 2014 This case study has been prepared by TTE and will be used in their brochures, website, promotional materials and fairs to promote apprenticeships in general.   It showcases Daniel Thompson who was sponsored through his apprenticeship by Lotte Chemical and after successfully completing in 2013 was taken on as a Mechanical Technician. Daniel also won the NEPIC Apprentice of the Year award in 2013 and we are all very proud of what Daniel has achieved here at Lotte Chemical    ... Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12:40:00 +0000 LC1 PET Plant Successfully Commissioned Lotte Chemical is delighted to confirm that its LC1 PET Plant was successfully commissioned over the summer period and that it is shipping its Papet Max resin from that line to the majority of its major customers around Europe. The LC1 line utilises Uhde Inventa Fischer’s Melt To Resin technology (MTR) and is rated at a capacity of around 200ktes pa. ... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:32:24 +0000 Trailblazing employers and leading providers set the standard for new Apprenticeships ahead of the 2017 reform Leading science industry employers are celebrating this week following the successful enrolment of the first apprentice cohort on revolutionary new Apprenticeship Standards. Lotte Chemical UK, based on Teesside is amongst the first employers to embrace a new Apprenticeship Standard; Science Manufacturing Technician with apprentices starting on these new standards for the first time.  Developed by the employers with Cogent as part of the Government’s Trailblazer initiative, the new Apprenticeship Standards are more closely aligned to the specific occupational requirements of science-based companies, and in 2017 will completely replace current Apprenticeship Frameworks. The Trailblazer concept first came to light following the publication of... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:10:12 +0100 Lotte Chemical Social Group provide £500 sponsorship for Levendale Primary School to build an eco Greenhouse The construction of the eco-greenhouse was successfully completed at the end of summer term and the photos show Mr CG Kim Chairmen of Lotte Chemical UK and John Baker Senior Technologist proudly attending the opening ceremony on the 2nd October. Stephanie Evans, who leads the Club, said: “As well as promoting the concepts of recycling and re-use to the children, the greenhouse extends the growing season so that fruit and vegetables can be harvested as healthy produce for the school kitchen and supplied to our newly-established Cooking Club. We will sell any surplus to parents to generate additional income to buy more... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:50:04 +0100 Pledge 4 Plastic Pledge 4 Plastics We at Lotte Chemical as the only manufacturer of PET in the UK are proud to support Pledge 4 Plastics. What is Pledge 4 Plastics? Pledge 4 Plastics is a nationwide initiative to encourage every UK household to recycle more plastic – starting with the pledge to recycle one more plastic bottle a week.  Recycling plastic bottles saves a valuable resource from heading to landfill. A plastic bottle could be reborn as a football shirt, garden furniture, kid’s toys, kitchen utensils, pens, and even into building products such as fencing and pipes. Plastic bottles from every room in the house could... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:35:15 +0100 Teesside University launch a new Management / Leadership development programme in association with industry experts Teesside University launch a new Management / Leadership development programme in association with industry experts. It has been designed for employees from the Manufacturing and Engineering sector and Lotte Chemical are proud to be involved in the design and support of this new and  innovative programme. [Click here to review the official news release]... Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:20:00 +0100 £52 MILLION BOOST FOR SKILLS AND TRAINING IN UK SCIENCE SECTORS £52 MILLION BOOST FOR SKILLS AND TRAINING IN UK SCIENCE SECTORS Science Minister David Willetts announced (8 July) a £52 million investment in new and emerging science talent, creating more than 7,800 education and skills opportunities over a two-year period.  Speaking at a Science Industrial Partnership (SIP) Board meeting – a new consortium of science sector employers -  the Minister formally announced the group’s success in bidding into the Government’s Employer Ownership of Skills Pilot fund (EOP).  The new Partnership, will design the vocational training and skills programmes that the life sciences, chemicals and industrial science sectors need to thrive and... Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14:20:00 +0100 Children Challenging Industry June 2014 LCUK hosted a Children Challenging Industry (CCI) visit on 11 June, with 10-11 years old children from St Therese of Lisieux School in Ingleby Barwick. The visit involved a trip to M5 and some experiments in the Labs, this was a great success with extremely positive feedback from the school staff/parents involved and the children themselves.   LCUK commit to host 2/3 visits per year as part of the CCI Programme.... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:10:37 +0100 New Product Launch - PAPET Maxâ„¢ Following many months of test, evaluation and approvals I’m pleased to say that we’re now ready to launch the first of a new range of products under the PAPET brand name PAPET Max™. PAPET Max™ will become the principle fast reheat resin from Lotte Chemical UK Ltd from early March 2014 and its introduction will mean that Melinar® Laser+ which for many years has been the overall class leading fast reheat resin will be phased out. Since its launch in 1994 we have produced well in excess of 2 Million tonnes of Melinar® Laser + and it is not without some sadness... Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:56:58 +0000 Lotte Chemical UK employee Daniel Thompson wins NEPIC award! Lotte Chemical UK employee  Daniel Thompson wins the Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year ward for “The best apprentice successfully completing their programme” at this year’s NEPIC awards ceremony A short biography of Daniel Daniel Thompson, Lotte Chemical UK, Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year! When Daniel left school he struggled to decide on a career path. With a passion for engineering and the challenges it provides through fault finding he decided to pursue a mechanical technician apprenticeship through TTE. Whilst training, Daniel supported himself by working elsewhere on days when he wasn’t at his apprenticeship - providing many valuable life lessons including the importance of... Thu, 06 Mar 2014 09:46:04 +0000 Lotte Chemical support “Children Challenging Industry initiative" Thirty four pupils plus teaching staff from Chaloner Primary School, Guisborough visited Lotte Chemical as part of the Children Challenging Industry initiative on Thursday 21st November.  The visits are designed to give children an insight into what we do as an industry and to help to show them that by studying STEM subjects (science, technical, engineering and maths) they can open up many career opportunities for themselves both in our company and the wider industry.  The children enjoyed a visit to the Labs where they saw some excellent experiments using liquid nitrogen and also had a visit to the M5 plant where... Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:26:50 +0000 Lotte Social Group Present a Cheque to Ryan Pollit from “All Saints School” A photo of the Lotte Social Group proudly presenting a cheque for £150 to Ryan Pollit from “All Saints School” Ryan, along with other students are raising £2,000 each to support an expedition from all saints school to South Africa in July 2014. The central purpose of the expedition is to work with a very deprived school in rural South Africa.  The All saints students will spend approximately 10 days there during which time they will work on a project to improve the school conditions for example by refurbishing classrooms or building play equipment.  This will obviously bring great benefit to... Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:34:31 +0100 Children Challenging Industry Visit to Lotte Chemical UK Ltd - March 5th 2013 LCUK hosted St Bernadette’s Primary School in Nunthorpe as part of the highly successful Children Challenging Industry initiative. The programme is aimed at teachers and children in primary schools, and at science-based manufacturing companies to raise both the profile of STEM (Science, Technology Engineering & Maths) subjects and to educate children about the careers that are available within the manufacturing sector.  The visits are designed to tackle real problems that are encountered within science-based industries, reflecting more closely the way science is carried out in 'real life'. This approach improves children's motivation and understanding. The visit to LCUK included an insight into... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:48:37 +0100 Lotte Sponsor Butterwick Hospice Chemistry Blossoms Between Partners A Teesside chemical company has turned charity giving into a bit of a science, becoming a Corporate Partner with the Butterwick Hospice in Stockton. Lotte Chemical UK Ltd of Wilton Site near Redcar has already supported a number of local charities, and has now committed to sponsoring the hospice.  HR Director, Stephen Trillo, said: ‘Our owners Lotte are a South Korean family owned conglomeration that is firmly committed to supporting the communities in which it works. ‘We support this ethos by being very community and family minded, a major supporter of apprenticeships and we have built strong links with colleges,... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:00:13 +0000 Remembrance Day Industrial companies at Wilton have joined forces with a neighbouring community to pay their own tribute to the victims of war. Six companies - Ensus, SABIC, Sembcorp, Huntsman, Lotte Chemical, and GDF Suez - paid for a new flag pole and flag at the revamped Garden of Remembrance on Coatham Road, Redcar. Redcar and Cleveland Councillor Eric Howden, who is Secretary of the Redcar branch of the Royal British Legion as well as the council’s armed forces ambassador, made a request for funding at a regular industry/community liaison panel meeting in his Dormanstown constituency earlier in the year. The new flagpole was installed... Fri, 09 Nov 2012 09:42:51 +0000 Lotte Chemical UK Ltd orders MTR plant from Uhde Inventa-Fischer It has been confirmed by Lotte Chemical UK Ltd and Uhde Inventa – Fischer that Lotte Chemical UK Ltd have chosen the UIF MTR technology for their new 200ktpa plant to be built at Wilton, UK. See the UIF press release which follows for more details.   ... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 15:50:00 +0100 New CEO Announced for Lotte Chemical UK Ltd Mr NY Lee, CEO of Lotte Chemical UK Ltd has elected to retire from Lotte and will do so at the end of February 2012. It is announced that Mark Kenrick, currently Business Director will take over as CEO of LCUK with immediate effect. Mark has worked in the PET / PTA Business for nearly 20 years and has previously held Senior Management and Director roles within La Seda de Barcelona / Artenius; Advansa / DuPontSA; DuPont and ICI as well as with Elementis Chromium. Mark, along with Jack Hwang and Gary Conroy will form the Executive Leadership Team of LCUK... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 15:25:59 +0000 New PET Plant for Wilton Site Lotte Chemical UK Ltd (LCUK) is pleased to announce that the project to expand Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) production at its Wilton, UK site has been given LCUK Board Approval. In mid April the UK Government Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) confirmed officially that Lotte Chemical UK Ltd had been successful in its bid for Regional Growth Fund support and received a conditional offer of funding for this project, with parent company KP Chemical Of South Korea also granting its support in early summer. LCUK will build a 200 kte pa plant at the Wilton Site, alongside it's existing 150... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 09:34:21 +0100 Grant seals plans for new Lotte PET plant Lotte Chemical UK has been given conditional approval for £6.7m of Regional Growth Fund (RGF) support towards the construction of a new PET manufacturing plant at Wilton – a project that is anticipated to create 55 direct new jobs and around 300 indirectly during the construction phase. The grant offer makes Lotte Chemical UK one of the first companies to be offered cash from the three-year funding programme. Said Mark Kenrick, Business Director at Lotte Chemical UK, “The new plant will enable us to increase capacity, increase jobs and broaden the range of products we can offer converters and brand owners. “What’s more,... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 12:40:00 +0100 Double award recognition for Lotte Chemical Lotte Chemical UK has scooped two prestigious awards for its commitment to apprentices. The company was named North East Employer of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Service’s regional awards, before going on to be named amongst the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers of 2011 at the national awards on 29th June 2011. Judges praised Lotte Chemical UK, which delivers its 11-strong apprentice programme in partnership with training provider the TTE Technical Training Group, for its proactive work with industry partners to broaden the scope and reach of apprenticeship programmes in the sector. Commented Lotte Chemical’s Manufacturing & Technical Director, Gary Conroy: “We recognise... 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