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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
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Chemical-Finance-Digest-Jan-9-13_40503.html
January 9, 2012
A regional court at Trencin, Slovakia has approved the sale of bankrupt chemicals and polymers producer Novacke Chemicke Zavody (NCHZ; Novaky, Slovakia) to Via Chem (Prague), press...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Court-Approves-Sale-of-Bankrupt-Slovak-Chemicals-Firm_40322.html
December 16, 2011
Asahi Glass (Tokyo), Adeka Corp. (Tokyo), and Kaneka (Osaka), plan to exit their two joint ventures with Shin-Etsu Chemical and Mitsubishi Chemical - Kashima Chlorine & Alkali...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Asahi-Glass-Adeka-and-Kaneka-to-Exit-Chlor-Alkali-and-VCM-Ventures-with-Shin-Etsu-and-Mitsubishi_39875.html
August 4, 2011
Ineos Technologies has been selected by Qingdao Haijng Chemical (Group) to provide its process technologies for the production of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and suspension polyvinyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Ineos-to-Provide-Technology-for-VCM-and-PVC-Complex-in-China_36649.html
July 5, 2011
Pemex has announced plans to form a $556-million vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) manufacturing joint venture with Mexichem (Pajaritos, Mexico), a producer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Pemex-and-Mexichem-to-Form-a-$556-million-VCM-Production-Joint-Venture_35837.html
June 1, 2011
The Ministry of Economic Development (Rome) was the venue last Friday of the latest meeting to discuss the increasingly bleak outlook for Vinyls Italia (Porto Marghera), a manufacturer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Vinyls-Italia-Is-Likely-to-Be-Carved-up_35211.html
April 18, 2011
Doubts over the future of Vinyls Italia (Porto Marghera), the stricken manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), grew last weekend with an announcement...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/Gita-Fails-to-Secure-Funding-for-Vinyls-Italia-Acquisition_34216.html
March 9, 2011
The sale of Vinyls Italia, the troubled manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), has still to be concluded, despite hopes expressed late last year by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/vinyl_chloride/ENI-Signs-Preliminary-Agreement-with-Gita-for-Syndial-Assets_33307.html
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