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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....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Dow-declares-force-majeure-on-VAM-Texas-City-plant-remains-offline-update_62221.html
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....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Dow-begins-restart-of-Texas-City-VAM-plant_62383.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/LyondellBasell-declares-force-majeure-on-VAM-at-La-Porte-plant_59595.html
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.
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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Kuraray-to-acquire-DuPonts-PVB-business-for-$543-million_56867.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Celanese-to-close-acetic-anhydride-and-VAM-plants-in-France-and-Spain_56414.html
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....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/IHS-Shale-to-shield-US-chlor-alkali-vinyls-from-huge-global-overcapacity_55798.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Ineos-shuts-down-VAM-production-in-UK_55648.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/LyondellBasell-and-Oiltanking-Stolhaven-sign-10-year-agreement-for-storage-of-GAA-and-VAM_55645.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Celanese-puts-2-acetyl-plants-in-Europe-up-for-sale_52235.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/LyondellBasell-licenses-technology-for-LDPE-plant-in-China_50939.html
December 19, 2012
Ineos says it has renewed an agreement with BP for the supply of acetic acid feedstock to Ineos's vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) plant at the Saltend Chemicals Park in Hull, UK. BP...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Ineos-renews-agreement-with-BP-for-acetic-acid-supplies-to-VAM-plant-in-UK_48494.html
July 6, 2012
Arkema says it has finalized the previously announced divestment of its vinyl products activities to the Klesch Group (Geneva). The newly created vinyls company is called Kem One...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Arkema-Completes-PVC-Exit-Kem-One-to-Invest-&euro400-Million_44698.html
May 11, 2012
Celanese announced a price increase of its polymer emulsions sold in Europe, Africa, and the Mideast to €80/m.t. ($104/m.t.), effective June 1. The increase includes all vinyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Celanese-Announces-Price-Increase-in-Polymer-Emulsions_43405.html
January 18, 2012
Arkema says it will withdraw the Evatane 33-15 and Lotryl 14MG02 grades from its Evatane and Lotryl functional polyolefin ranges. Evatane 33-15 is an ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA)-based...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Arkema-to-Withdraw-Two-Grades-from-Functional-Polyolefin-Ranges_40544.html
January 16, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, Westlake has made a $1.1 billion unsolicited bid to by rival vinyls maker Georgia Gulf. The bid values Georgia Gulf at $30/share, 22% higher than the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Jan-9-13_40503.html
August 22, 2011
The European Commission has imposed provisional antidumping duties on European Union (EU) imports of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) originating from the U.S. Announcement of the measures...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/EU-Slaps-Dumping-Duties-on-VAM-from-the-U-S-_36988.html
August 17, 2011
The European Commission has imposed provisional antidumping duties on European Union (EU) imports of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) originating from the U.S. Announcement of the measures...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Europe-Slaps-Antidumping-Duties-on-VAM-Imports-from-the-U-S-_36933.html
August 9, 2010
The Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) has announced the start up of its vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) plant by affiliate International Vinyl Acetate Co., at Jubail, Saudi...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Sipchem-Commissions-VAM-Plant_28669.html
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