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October 1, 2009Formosa Plastics will spend more than $10 million over the next five years on pollution controls to address air, water, and hazardous waste violations at its Point Comfort, TX and...
September 10, 2009The announcement follows an accident that idled the Lavera, France petrochemical complex....
September 8, 2009It is not known when the complex will resume operations....
September 3, 2009Copolymer production will cease at Saint-Auban, France...
August 19, 2009Magistrates in Venice have given the green light to allow troubled polyvinyl chloride and vinyl chloride monomer producer Vinyls Italia (Porto Marghera, Italy) into special...
June 4, 2009Solvay says its Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires) subsidiary has completed the previously announced $150-million expansion of its plant at Santo André, Brazil, by starting up a new...
May 29, 2009Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and vinyl chloride monomer company Vinyls Italia says it has decided to place itself in voluntary liquidation. Vinyls Italia is the former Ineos Vinyls Italia...
February 19, 2009The economic crisis caused a 'quasi-paralysis' of certain activities of the company's customers....
October 3, 2008Prices U.S.: 58 cts/lb, domestic spot; $800-$850/m.t. fob, exports EUROPE: €845-€860/m.t. contract; €685-€720/m.t., fob spot Outlook Global capacity utilization for...
March 20, 2008The $3.5 billion-$4 billion complex would be Vietnam's first world-scale petrochemical project....
December 3, 2007Georgia Gulf says it has shut down its 900-million lbs/year vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) facility at Lake Charles, LA, following a fire at the site on November 10. There were no...
November 21, 2007Georgia Gulf confirms that its 900 million lbs/year Lake Charles, LA vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) facility has been shut as a result of damage from a fire Saturday, November 10....
October 24, 2007Solvay made a number of announcements at the K2007 plastics fair, currently taking place in Duesseldorf....
August 7, 2007OxyChem has acquired the 24% stake it did not already own in OxyVinyls, its joint venture with PolyOne, for $261 million. Under the deal, PolyOne will retain existing polyvinyl...
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