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May 3, 2016VinylPlus, the European polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industry sustainability development program, recycled 514,913 m.t. of PVC within its framework last year. Window profiles and related...
May 3, 2016Solvay announced on Tuesday that it has signed a definitive agreement with the Brazilian chemical group Unipar Carbocloro (São Paulo) to sell its 70.59% stake in the polyvinyl...
April 29, 2016There has been no damage to Petroquimica Mexicana de Vinilo's (PMV) chlor-alkali production following the explosion at the Pajaritos petrochemical complex at Coazalcoalcos, Mexico, on...
April 28, 2016A contractor working on Nova Chemicals’ polyethylene 1 (PE1) expansion project in Joffre, AB, died shortly after an accident on 27 April. The contractor, who was working on a stationary crane, “came in contact with equipment resulting in severe trauma,” the company says....
April 25, 2016The death toll from the 20 April explosion at Petroquímica Mexicana de Vinilos (PMV)—a 56–44 joint venture of Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) and Petróleos...
April 23, 2016BASF announced on Friday that it signed an agreement to sell its global polyolefin catalysts business to W.R. Grace. BASF and Grace intend to complete the transaction in the third quarter of 2016....
April 21, 2016Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has confirmed that the number of fatalities has increased to 13, from three reported earlier, and that 88 are injured and receiving hospital...
April 22, 2016Sibur (Moscow) has confirmed earlier reports that the company’s previously announced gas-based petrochemical project in the Amur region of far eastern Russia will likely be a...
April 20, 2016Bemis Company (Neenah, WI), which supplies packaging to the food, consumer products and healthcare industries, has signed an agreement to acquire SteriPack Group’s medical device...
April 18, 2016New antidumping duties on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin from China, India, Oman, and Canada are unlikely to reduce imports by the United States, but they may improve the margins of domestic producers, IHS Chemical says....