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March 26, 2013
Troubled vinyls company Kem One (Lyon, France) was scheduled to present to a Lyon court this morning an "application to default on its debts," French media reports say...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Vinyls-company-Kem-One-applies-to-default-on-its-debts_50738.html
March 6, 2013
A legal dispute has erupted between Klesch Group (Geneva), a special situations investor; and Arkema over Kem One (Lyon, France), the former vinyls business of Arkema, which Klesch...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Klesch-and-Arkema-lock-horns-over-vinyls-producer-Kem-One_50221.html
March 1, 2013
Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo (Durban, South Africa), an Oiltanking (Hamburg) subsidiary, has entered into an agreement to acquire the business of Grindrod Tank Terminals, a division of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Oiltanking-acquires-two-terminals-in-South-Africa-secures-licenses-for-chemicals_50201.html
March 1, 2013
Net income for the fourth quarter 2012 totaled $95.3 million, or $1.42 per diluted share, compared to net income of $26.4 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, in the year-ago period....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Westlake-earnings-soar-on-shale-advantage_49940.html
February 21, 2013
Ineos has announced that, following an internal asset review, it will restructure its chlor-vinyls business to address overcapacity in chlorine, vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Ineos-restructures-chlor-vinyls-business-including-plant-closures_49114.html
February 19, 2013
Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA; Caracas) says that repair work and preparation for restart are ongoing at its refinery site in El Palito, Puerto Cabello...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Reports-El-Palito-complex-still-offline-contradicting-PDVSA-statement_49936.html
February 18, 2013
Hanwha Engineering & Construction Corp. (Seoul) has started work on a chlor-alkali and ethylene dichloride (EDC) complex in Salalah Free Zone, Oman on behalf of Saltic (Muscat)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Report-Hanwha-breaks-ground-on-Saltic-chlor-alkali-plant-in-Oman_49928.html
February 11, 2013
European January chlorine production reflects a month-on-month improvement in downstream demand owing to seasonal restocking of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). However, chlorine offtake was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/European-chlorine-production-up-4-6-percent-on-previous-month-reflecting-moderately-higher-PVC-demand_49735.html
February 8, 2013
Force Ouvrière (FO; Paris) and Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT: Montreuil, France) have expressed concerns about the future of Kem One (Lyon...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Report-Trade-unions-concerned-about-the-future-of-Kem-One_49715.html
February 8, 2013
Mexichem's (Mexico City) fourth-quarter preliminary sales figure was 14.42 billion Mexican pesos ($1.14 billion), 38% higher than in the same period the year before, the company says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Mexichem-reports-fourth-quarter-preliminary-sales-up-38-percent_49709.html
February 7, 2013
Kemira’s revenue increased 3%, to €558.5 million ($755.4 million) during the fourth quarter of 2012, mainly because of continued sales volumes growth, especially in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Kemiras-fourth-quarter-revenue-up-3-percent_49604.html
January 18, 2013
PPG’s commodity chemicals business, which is being merged into Georgia Gulf, is issuing $688 million in bonds to compensate PPG for the spin-off of the business. The business...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/PPG-commodity-business-issuing-debt-to-fund-spin-off-merger_49132.html
January 18, 2013
Romania’s minister of economy, Varujan Vosganian, has presented a proposal to resolve the ongoing crisis at chemical firm Oltchim (Ramnicu Valcea, Romania), according to Romanian...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Romanias-minister-of-economy-presents-proposals-to-resolve-Oltchim-crisis_49121.html
January 14, 2013
European chlorine production was down in December, according to the latest figures published by industry association Euro Chlor (Brussels) today. European chlorine capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Poor-PVC-demand-reflected-in-low-EU-chlorine-capacity-utilization-in-December_48952.html
January 11, 2013
Energy-focused private equity firm Intervale Capital (Boston) has taken a majority stake in oil field chemicals and water treatment business Aegis Chemical Solutions (The Woodlands...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Private-equity-firm-Intervale-acquires-Aegis-Chemical-Solutions_48916.html
January 10, 2013
Westlake Chemical has begun the previously announced expansion of the Petro 2 ethylene unit at its complex at Lake Charles, LA, the company said today. The expansion work, taking place...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Westlake-commences-ethylene-expansion-at-Lake-Charles_48861.html
December 28, 2012
PPG has launched a share exchange under which PPG shareholders will be allowed to convert the company’s common stock into Georgia Gulf common stock. The share exchange is part of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/PPG-launches-Georgia-Gulf-share-exchange_48659.html
December 27, 2012
PPG has declared force majeure at its Lake Charles, LA, commodity chemicals plant for vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and all grades of caustic soda after a fire on 24 December. The fire...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/PPG-declares-force-majeure-at-Lake-Charles_48640.html
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