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May 11, 2011Sahara Petrochemical Co. and Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Maaden) have signed a shareholders' agreement to build a previously announced chlor-alkali and ethylene dichloride (EDC) complex...
March 9, 2011The sale of Vinyls Italia, the troubled manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), has still to be concluded, despite hopes expressed late last year by...
May 11, 2010Dow 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...
November 6, 2009Petkim Petrokimya (Izmir, Turkey) and National Petrochemical Co. (NPC; Tehran) have signed a memorandum of understanding to study and build an equally owned, integrated polvinyl...
October 27, 2009Troubled polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and vinyl chloride monomer producer Vinyls Italia (Porto Marghera, Italy) could “realistically” restart plants in northeastern Italy and...
October 7, 2009The company, in special administration, has failed to secure raw material supplies; its plants remain offstream following a summer maintenance shutdown....
September 8, 2009It is not known when the complex will resume operations....
July 1, 2009Dow will shut an ethylene plant and ethylene oxide/ethylene glycol production unit in Hahnville, LA (Taft) and an ethylene dichloride and vinyl chloride monomer facility in Plaquemine, LA. Dow says it expects to eliminate its purchases of ethylene from the merchant market, roughly 3 billion lbs/year, due to the U.S. closures....
March 20, 2008The $3.5 billion-$4 billion complex would be Vietnam's first world-scale petrochemical project....
August 27, 2007Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Ltd. (GACL; Vadodara, India) says it is in discussions to partner with Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC; New Delhi) in an ethylene dichloride (EDC)...
July 25, 2007First-quarter U.S. petrochemical production gained 4% from the year-ago period, to 48.5 billion lbs, says the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA; Washington)...
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