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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...
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...
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...
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...
June 7, 2010
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) has announced the commercial start-up of two units within its acetyls complex at Jubail. The company has started production at its...
November 16, 2009
Wacker Chemie has officially opened its new disperisble powder and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) dispersion plant at Nanjing, China. The plant, designed for 30,000 m.t./year of...
November 3, 2009
Celanese says it has inked a long-term agreement to provide vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) to Jiangxi Jiangwei High-Tech Stock Co (Jiangwei; Jiangxi, China). Jiangwei will cease...
October 28, 2009
DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers says its vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) technology has been selected by Jiangsu Sopo Group (Sopo; Shanghai) for a 330,000-m.t./year plant at...
October 26, 2009
Celanese says it plans to double capacity of the company’s vinyl acetate/ethylene (VAE) complex at Nanjing, China to about 120,000 m.t./year by the first half of 2011. The plant...
August 24, 2009
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia) has started initial operation at its carbon monoxide (CO) plant at Al Jubail. The unit, designed to produce...
August 13, 2009
The average volume growth of synthetic latex polymers in China is expected to be about 7.5% from 2008-2013, says a new study by consulting and research firm Kline & Co. (Little...
July 27, 2009
Japan VAM & Poval, a Shin-Etsu Group company, says it increased the price of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) in Japan by ¥15/kg on July 21 due to rising raw material costs...
April 24, 2009
Celanese has confirmed that it will permanently close its acetyls complex at Pardies, France with the loss of 354 jobs. The company did not announce a date for the closure. The Pardies...
April 9, 2009
Linde says its Linde Gas (Hong Kong) subsidiary will establish a joint venture with Sinopec Sichuan Vinylon Works (SVW; Chongqing, China), a Sinopec subsidiary, to jointly build gas...
March 18, 2009
Wacker Chemie says there is a lack of visibility in its markets due to the global economic crisis. "We don't know how long the crisis will last," said Rudolf Staudigl...
January 26, 2009
Celanese says it may close its Pardies, France acetic acid and vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) production units and its Cangrejera, Mexico VAM plant due to “the significant change in...
October 27, 2008
Dow Chemical says it is ending its vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) force majeure at Texas City, TX. The company says it made the declaration after an “unforeseen critical equipment...
October 22, 2008
Dow Chemical says it is ending its vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) force majeure at Texas City...
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