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July 16, 2010
Dow Chemical and Mitsui & Co. have formed a 50-50 joint venture to build a chlor-alkali facility at Freeport, TX. The jv will produce about 880,000 m.t./year of caustic soda and...
July 12, 2010
RusVinyl, an equally owned joint venture between Sibur Holding (Moscow) and SolVin, has begun construction on a previously announced integrated polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturing...
July 6, 2010
Westlake Chemical says it has raised $100 million in new revenue bonds due August 1, 2029 with an interest rate of 6.5%/year. The bonds were issued by the Louisiana Local Government...
June 23, 2010
Soda ash plant operating rates in China will drop to 60% If all soda ash capacity additions go ahead there by 2012 as announced, says Roger Pechey, senior analyst at Harriman Chemsult...
June 16, 2010
Canexus (Calgary) says it has completed its $206-million technology conversion project for its North Vancouver, BC chlor-alkali facility. The project replaced the site’s existing...
June 8, 2010
Mining firm BHP Billiton (Melbourne) says it expects to begin producing potash at Jansen, Saskatchewan by 2015, marking the company’s entry into the potash market. BHP expects to...
May 11, 2010
Dow Chemical says it will idle its 195,000-m.t./year methylene chloride and chloroform production unit at Plaquemine, LA indefinitely due to weak market economics. The methylene...
May 10, 2010
PPG Industries and PVS Technologies (Detroit) say they will build a 50,000-m.t./year iron salts facility at PPG’s Natrium, WV chlor-alkali plant. PVS will construct and operate...
May 6, 2010
Georgia Gulf reported a first-quarter net loss of $19 million, compared to net income of $48.3 million for the year-ago quarter. The company posted an operating loss of $10.5 million...
May 5, 2010
PolyOne reported first-quarter net income of $18.4 million, compared to a net loss of $17.7million for the year-ago period. Earnings per share were 19 cts/share, beating analyst...
May 4, 2010
Westlake Chemical reported first-quarter 2010 net income of $17.6 million, nearly tripling from the year-ago quarter, on sales of $778.3 million. Earnings per share were 27 cts/share...
March 30, 2010
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) has confirmed that it will build a chlorine plant based on common salt. The plant will be designed to produce 20,000 m.t./year of chlorine and will be...
March 25, 2010
Potassium Ferrate is also now available in kilogram quantities, which process developers Ferratec and Battelle hope will drive new uses for the formerly pricey chemical....
February 15, 2010
Olin says it has lifted its force majeure on chlorine, diaphragm grade caustic soda, hydrogen, hydrochloric acid, sodium hypochlorite, and sodium chloride from its McIntosh, AL...
January 26, 2010
Olin reported fourth-quarter 2009 net income of $21.8 million (28 cts/share), down about 54% from the year-ago period. Sales were down 19%, to $350.9 million, compared to the third...
January 21, 2010
 PPG Industries' fourth quarter net income doubled to $142 million (85 cts/share) because of a restructuring program that resulted in higher earnings from the industrial coatings...
January 13, 2010
Civil engineering and trading company Ramco Trading & Contracting Co. (Doha), currently in talks to buy ailing polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) producer...
January 7, 2010
Uhde has been awarded an engineering and procurement contract by Yantai Juli Isocyanate Co., a producer of toluene di-isocyanate, for the construction of an electrolysis plant...
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