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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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