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August 3, 2009Italian government-appointed experts running Vinyls Italia (Porto Marghera, Italy), the former Ineos Vinyls Italia, have submitted a report on the troubled vinyl chloride monomer (VCM)...
July 30, 2009FMC says it will continue to curtail soda ash production at its Granger, WY facility. The company announced in April that it would temporarily suspend operations at Granger to...
July 29, 2009OSHA today announced the launch of its National Emphasis Program (NEP) for the chemical sector, saying it will initially focus on facilities in New England, the Midwest, and the...
July 29, 2009Vinnolit (Ismaning, Germany) says it has completed conversion of its chlor-alkali plants at Gendorf and Knapsack, Germany from mercury-cell to membrane-cell technology. The...
July 17, 2009Ineos ChlorVinyls says it has declared force majeure on vinylchloride monomer (VCM) from its Rafnes, Norway facility due to a recent major power failure that "significantly...
July 8, 2009AGC Chemicals (Thailand) (Bangkok) is investing Baht 400 million ($11.7 million) to build a chlor-alkali plant at its Samutprakarn, Thailand manufacturing complex. The company has...
July 8, 2009Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) says it permanently shut down its hydrochloric acid (HCL) electrolysis unit at Baytown, TX on July 6. “The closure of the unit will lower costs and...
June 29, 2009Olin says it increased the off-schedule prices for chlorine by $75/ton in the U.S. and Canada, on June 25 or as contracts allow. Schedule pricing will be adjusted to $620/ton FOB at...
June 25, 2009Ineos ChlorVinyls says it will increase the price of suspension polyvinyl chloride (S-PVC) in Europe by €130/ton on July 1 due to rising raw material costs and weak demand for...
June 12, 2009Solvay says its Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires) subsidiary has started up the previously announced $150-million expansion of its 170,000 m.t./year chlor-alkali unit at Santo André...