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April 22, 2013
Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Co. (Muntajat; Doha) has taken over the sales and marketing activities of Qatar Vinyl Co. (QVC), adding 1.2 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Muntajat-takes-over-marketing-activities-of-Qatar-Vinyl-Co-_51319.html
April 4, 2013
International Process Plants (IPP; Hamilton, NJ) says it has put  former Vinyls Italia assets at Porto Marghera and Porto Torres, Italy up for sale. The facilities, owned earlier...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Former-Vinyls-Italia-plants-at-Porto-Marghera-and-Porto-Torres-up-for-sale_50946.html
March 28, 2013
Vinyls company Kem One (Lyon, France) has, as expected, been put into receivership by the commercial court of Lyon. The move follows a filing for insolvency with the court by Kem One's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Kem-One-enters-receivership-Arkema-denies-responsibility_50786.html
March 26, 2013
Troubled vinyls company Kem One (Lyon, France) was scheduled to present to a Lyon court this morning an "application to default on its debts," French media reports say...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Vinyls-company-Kem-One-applies-to-default-on-its-debts_50738.html
March 1, 2013
Mexichem's consolidated fourth-quarter results are in line with the preliminary figures released in mid-February. The company announced additionally a 79-million Mexican peso ($6.18...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Mexichem-consolidated-fourth-quarter-results-show-loss-of-peso79-million_50204.html
March 1, 2013
Net income for the fourth quarter 2012 totaled $95.3 million, or $1.42 per diluted share, compared to net income of $26.4 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, in the year-ago period....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Westlake-earnings-soar-on-shale-advantage_49940.html
February 21, 2013
Ineos has announced that, following an internal asset review, it will restructure its chlor-vinyls business to address overcapacity in chlorine, vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Ineos-restructures-chlor-vinyls-business-including-plant-closures_49114.html
February 14, 2013
Axiall’s chlorovinyls segment posted operating income of $77 million for the quarter, up from $21.5 million in the year-ago period...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Chlorovinyls-drive-strong-fourth-quarter-for-Axiall_49824.html
January 17, 2013
Mexichem (Mexico City) says the board of the state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos  (Pemex) has a approved a joint venture that will double vinyl chloride monomer capacity at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Board-approval-revives-Mexichem-VCM-joint-venture-with-Pemex_49054.html
January 10, 2013
Westlake Chemical has begun the previously announced expansion of the Petro 2 ethylene unit at its complex at Lake Charles, LA, the company said today. The expansion work, taking place...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Westlake-commences-ethylene-expansion-at-Lake-Charles_48861.html
December 3, 2012
A train derailment in Paulsboro, NJ has caused potentially hazardous vinyl chloride to spill into local air and water, reports say. The derailment, caused by the collapse of a rail...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Bridge-collapse-causes-train-carrying-vinyl-chloride-to-derail_48113.html
November 30, 2012
A train derailment in Paulsboro, NJ has caused potentially hazardous vinyl chloride to spill into local air and water, reports say. The derailment, caused by the collapse of a rail...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/NJ-train-derailment-causes-vinyl-chloride-spill_48086.html
November 26, 2012
Mexichem says it has abandoned a planned vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) manufacturing joint venture with Mexico’s state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico City)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Mexichem-pulls-out-of-planned-VCM-venture-with-Pemex_47938.html
November 8, 2012
Westlake Chemical Corp.on Thursday reported net income for the third-quarter of $87.0 million, a 28% year-over-year (YOY) increase, despite lower sales, which fell 15% to $821.2 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Westlake-3Q-earnings-up-28-percent-on-lower-costs-and-higher-volumes_47568.html
November 1, 2012
Tosoh Corp. plans to increase capacity at its No.3 vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) unit at the Nanyo, Japan complex by 50% to 600,000 m.t./year at a cost of ¥5 billion ($63 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Tosoh-to-expand-Nanyo-No-3-vinyl-chloride-monomer-plant-by-50-percent_47413.html
October 29, 2012
Petronas Chemicals Group (PCG; Kuala Lumpur) says it plans to exit the vinyls business, closing production plants in Malaysia and divesting a plant in Vietnam. The move reflects PCG's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Petronas-to-exit-the-vinyls-business-through-plant-closures-divestment_47334.html
October 8, 2012
Lubrizol says it will build a resin and compounding manufacturing facility at Deer Park, TX—expanding its capacity for building and construction customers globally. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Lubrizol-to-build-CPVC-resin-and-compounding-facility-in-Texas_46706.html
May 1, 2012
Westlake reported first quarter 2012 net income of $87.8 million, up 4.8% from the year-ago quarter on lower feedstock costs, improved demand, and high operating rates. Sales increased...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Westlake-Beats-Analyst-Estimates-on-Lower-Feedstock-Costs-Improved-Demand_43151.html
February 1, 2012
Westlake has increased its bid for Georgia Gulf by 17%, to $35/share, or about $1.29 billion. Westlake will also pay a portion of the consideration to Georgia Gulf shareholders in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Westlake-Raises-Bid-for-Georgia-Gulf_40957.html
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