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June 3, 2016
Celanese has reduced operating rates at its Bay City, TX, facility because heavy rain and flooding in parts of Texas this week have delayed traffic along the Colorado River, IHS Chemical understands....
May 5, 2016
Axiall today reported a first-quarter net loss of $53.6 million, or 76 cts/share, on sales down 11% year-on-year (YOY), to $699.2 million. Adjusted earnings, excluding charges mostly...
April 21, 2016
Kuraray is studying the construction of a vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) plant in the Pasadena or Bayport, TX, area. The company discussed the plan during a grand opening celebration of its $300-million polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) plant at Pasadena on 21 April. Kuraray did not say when the study would be complete....
April 15, 2016
Celanese (Dallas) is raising the price of methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) and vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) emulsions, effective 15 April....
April 5, 2016
Kuraray’s 40,000-m.t./year polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) plant at Pasadena, TX, began production in January, making Kuraray the largest producer of PVOH in the world, the company says. Kuraray will hold a grand opening ceremony on 21 April....
March 21, 2016
Celanese (Dallas) is increasing the price of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and Ateva-branded ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymers in the Americas and Asia on 1 April. The price of Ateva EVA will increase by 3 cts/lb in the Americas and $50/m.t. in Asia. The price of LDPE will increase by 4 cts/lb in the Americas and $50/m.t. in Asia....
December 17, 2015
Some 400 people, including 80 high-ranking officials from Taiwan and China, attended the ground-breaking ceremony on 14 December for Fujian Gu Lei Petrochemical Corp., a previously...
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 11, 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.

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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....
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