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December 20, 2013
The business activities of beleaguered polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer Kem One (Lyon, France) will be run jointly by businessman Alain de Krassny and buyout firm OpenGate Capital...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Court-approves-joint-takeover-of-PVC-firm-Kem-One_57616.html
December 4, 2013
Solvay said today that it has decided to classify its chlorovinyls activities as assets for sale and discontinued operations as of the third quarter. The move follows the company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Solvay-classifies-chlorovinyls-operations-as-assets-for-sale_57068.html
November 11, 2013
Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico City) aims to improve operating margins in its petrochemical operations through the company's recently updated business plan for the period 2014-18...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Pemex-identifies-target-areas-for-petchems-in-2014-18-business-plan_56618.html
November 5, 2013
The European Commisison says it has opened an in-depth investigation into the previously announced plans of Solvay and Ineos to merge their chlorvinyls activities in Europe into a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Europe-launches-in-depth-investigation-into-proposed-Solvay-Ineos-chlorvinyls-JV_56455.html
October 10, 2013
The Mexican state of Veracruz is expected to receive $5 billion in direct investment by chemical companies, foreign and domestic, in Mexico, over the next five years, according to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Mexicos-state-of-Veracruz-expects-$11-billion-in-direct-investments-into-its-petrochemical-industry_55711.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_chloride/IHS-Shale-to-shield-US-chlor-alkali-vinyls-from-huge-global-overcapacity_55798.html
September 12, 2013
Pemex Petroquímica (Coatzacoalcos), the petrochemical subsidiary of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico City); and Mexichem  (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) have fulfilled the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Mexichem-enters-VCM-venture-with-Pemex_55128.html
July 31, 2013
Mexichem's (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) previously announced vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) joint venture with Pemex (Mexico City) is expected to start operating during the third quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Mexichem-expects-VCM-venture-with-Pemex-to-launch-in-third-quarter-posts-48-percent-net-profit-fall_54096.html
May 8, 2013
Axiall on Tuesday reported adjusted net income for the quarter totaled $45.1 million, up 63% year-on-year (YOY) from $27.6 million. Adjusted earnings per share were 75 cts/share...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Axiall-reports-first-quarter-net-income-of-$45-million-misses-estimates_51857.html
April 29, 2013
Pemex's petrochemical products generated 7.64 billion Mexican pesos ($618 million) in domestic sales for the group during the first quarter of 2013, the company has announced. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Pemexs-petchem-production-volume-falls-7-1-percent-during-the-first-quarter_51558.html
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
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