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November 17, 2015
Acetic acid demand in Europe is holding firm especially into vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) and ethyl acetate. Meanwhile, acetic acid supply is well balanced and the impact of a force...
November 12, 2015
Celanese has announced plans to expand acetic acid and vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) capacity at its Clear Lake, TX site. The company plans a series of “low-capital”...
November 2, 2015
Celanese plans to close its vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) emulsions production units at Meredosia, IL, by 15 December. The company says it will continue to supply North American emulsions customers through its facilities in Enoree, SC, and Boucherville, Quebec....
October 16, 2015

Celanese says it will increase the price of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) and ethyl acetate globally on 1 November. VAM prices will increase 3 cts/lb in North America, $60/m.t. in Central and South America, €50/m.t. in Europe and the Middle East, and $50/m.t. in Asia outside China. Ethyl acetate prices will increase 5 cts/lb in North America and $200/m.t. in Central and South America.


July 6, 2015
Paul D. Carrico has retired as Axiall president, CEO, and member of the board, effective immediately, the company says. Timothy Mann, Jr., will serve as interim president and CEO until a successor is found. “The Axiall board has an active search process under way to select the next CEO to strengthen the company’s financial performance and drive enhanced shareholder value,” the company says in a statement....
May 14, 2015
Celanese will raise offers for vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) in China, Europe, and the Mideast on 1 June, the company says. Asian prices will go up $30/m.t., and European and Mideast...
April 21, 2015
Celanese will raise offers for vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) in China and, separately, the rest of Asia on 24 April, the company says. Asian prices will be increased $55/m.t., while...
April 14, 2015
Yesterday, Celanese raised its prices for vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) by $60/m.t. in Asia outside of China. “This increase will be incremental to any previous increases that were...
July 10, 2014
Dow Chemical says it is bringing its Texas City, TX, vinyl acrylate monomer (VAM) plant back online. Dow shut the unit down in late June to correct a mechanical issue and subsequently declared force majeure on the product....
July 10, 2014
Dow Chemical has declared force majeure (FM) on vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) produced at Texas City, TX, where the company’s 365,000-m.t./year VAM plant remains offline following a planned maintenance turnaround, says a company source. The company will issue a letter to customers by 3 July, the source says....
March 14, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries has declared force majeure on vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) production at the company's plant at La Porte, TX, company sources have confirmed. The...
November 21, 2013
Kuraray has reached a deal to acquire DuPont's glass laminating solutions and vinyls (GLS/vinyls) business, a leading producer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB), for $543 million. DuPont expects the deal to close during the first half of 2014.

November 4, 2013
Celanese said today that its French and Spanish subsidiaries have informed their employee delegates at Roussillon, France, and the work council at Tarragona, Spain, about their intent...
October 10, 2013
The prospects for most chlor-alkali and vinyls producers are not good: over the next 10 years, the global market for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) will be oversupplied by an annual average of 18 million m.t., according to analysts at IHS Chemical. However, producers in the United States will be able to maintain profitability, owing to low energy costs resulting from the boom in shale gas development, they say....
October 4, 2013
Ineos is closing of its vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) facility at Saltend, UK, causing the loss of 18 jobs, the company announced today. Ineos's VAM capacity at the site is 300,000...
October 4, 2013
Lyondell Chemie Nederland, a subsidiary of LyondellBasell Industries; and Oiltanking Stolthaven Antwerp have signed a 10-year agreement for the storage and handling of glacial acetic...
May 22, 2013
Celanese says it plans to launch a sale process for its acetic anhydride plant at Roussillon, France, and its vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) plant at Tarragona, Spain. Celanese says it is...
April 4, 2013
LyondellBasell Industries has licensed its Lupotech T and Lupotech A process technologies to Jiangsu Sailboat Petrochemical (JSPC; Lianyungang, China) for a low-density...
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