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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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Sipchem-Starts-Commercial-Production-of-CO-and-Acetic-Acid_27246.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Wacker-Opens-Chinas-Largest-Dispersible-Polymer-Powder-Plant_22816.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Celanese-Inks-Long-Term-VAM-Supply-Deal_22551.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Chinese-Firm-to-License-DuPonts-VAM-Technology_22373.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Celanese-to-Double-Capacity-at-Chinese-Emulsions-Plant_22310.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Sipchem-Starts-up-Huge-CO-Plant-at-Al-Jubail_20974.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Synthetic-Latex-Polymer-Consumption-to-Grow-in-China_20802.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Japan-VAM-and-Poval-Increases-VAM-Prices_20420.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Celanese-Confirms-Permanent-Closure-Of-Acetyls-Complex-in-France_18468.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Linde-to-Establish-Industrial-Gases-JV-with-Sinopec-Subsidiary_18064.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Wacker-Chemie-Sees-no-End-to-the-Economic-Downturn_17680.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Celanese-Eyes-Closures_16613.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Dow-Lifts-VAM-Force-Majeure_14959.html
October 22, 2008
Dow Chemical says it is ending its vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) force majeure at Texas City...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Dow-Lifts-VAM-Force-Majeure-at-Texas-City_14917.html
September 30, 2008
Financial market instability has created uncertainty in the outlook for the vinyl acetate monomer (VAM), as the chemical intermediate historically follows GDP growth, says Antulio...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/EPCA-Financial-Woes-Leave-VAM-Outlook-Uncertain_14512.html
January 22, 2008
Ineos has agreed to buy BP’s ethyl acetate and vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) business in the U.K. for an undisclosed sum. BP put the business up for sale last year. The deal...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Ineos-Buys-U-K-Ethyl-Acetate-and-Vinyl-Acetate-Business-from-BP_9886.html
January 11, 2008
Ineos says it has agreed to buy BP's ethyl acetate and vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) business in the U.K. for an undisclosed sum. BP put the business up for sale last year. The deal...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_acetate/Ineos-Buys-BPs-U-K-Ethyl-Acetate-and-VAM-Business_9679.html
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