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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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]

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£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…

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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…

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New Product Launch – PAPET Max™

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…

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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.…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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