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May 21, 2015
Methes Energies (Las Vegas, NV), will start offering epoxidized soybean oil (ESO) and natural polyol, from its Sombra, ON facility. Both of these biobased products help address growing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Methes-Energies-to-offer-epoxidized-soybean-oil-and-natural-polyol-from-Canadian-facility_70557.html
May 20, 2015
Perstorp's state-of-the-art oxo alcohols plant at Stenungsund, Sweden. Perstorp has officially opened the Valerox plant, a new state-of-the-art oxo-alcohols production unit at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Perstorp-inaugurates-major-oxo-alcohol-plant-in-Sweden_70518.html
May 19, 2015
Naphtachimie's steam cracker and butadiene plant at Lavéra, France, remain offstream following a fire that damaged an electrical cable on 17 May. "The repair of equipment...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Ineos-Total-JV-cracker-offstream-following-fire-Kem-One-declares-force-majeure-on-PVC_70494.html
May 4, 2015
Westlake says conversions to cost-advantaged ethane feedstock improved first-quarter margins in the vinyls chain, but the gain was more than offset by lower margins in olefins. The company reports first-quarter net income of $146 million, down 7.6% year-on-year (YOY) from $158 million. Net sales increased 7.4% YOY to $1.104 billion, mainly on the contribution of Vinnolit, the specialty PVC resin business acquired last July. Earnings per share of $1.10 fell short of the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.18, as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Westlake-misses-estimates-as-crude-takes-toll-on-olefin-margins_70057.html
April 22, 2015
Sanmar Group (Chennai, India) will invest $350 million to expand its chemical facility at Port Said, Egypt, the Egyptian embassy in New Delhi says. Plans include a doubling of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Sanmar-to-double-PVC-capacity-in-Egypt_69600.html
April 17, 2015
Brazil's demand for commodity plastics contracted significantly during 2014 compared with the previous year, according to figures released by chemical industry association Abiquim...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Brazils-demand-for-plastics-contracted-significantly-during-2014_69565.html
April 13, 2015
India has levied antidumping duties on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) paste resin imports from Mexico and Norway for five years, the Ministry of Finance (New Delhi) says. Tariffs of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/India-slaps-dumping-duties-on-paste-PVC-imports-from-Norway-Mexico_69358.html
March 25, 2015
Asahi Glass (Tokyo) says that its subsidiary Phu My Plastics & Chemicals (PMPC) located in the Cai Mep industrial zone in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam, will increase...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Asahi-Glass-to-increase-PVC-production-capacity-in-Vietnam_68868.html
March 19, 2015
Ineos and Solvay said today that they have reached an agreement with International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG; Luxembourg) to acquire the assets being divested by Ineos. This...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Ineos-to-sell-assets-to-ICIG-as-part-of-EU-rule-on-the-proposed-formation-of-vinyls-jv-with-Solvay_68690.html
February 25, 2015
Westlake reports net income for the fourth quarter of $183 million, up 7% year-over-year (YOY) from $171 million on the advantage of converting from propane to ethane feedstock. Net sales increased 19% YOY to $1.1 billion, mainly on the contribution of Vinnolit Holdings, which Westlake acquired in the third quarter. Earnings of $1.37/share were just shy of the analysts’ consensus of $1.38/share reported by Thomson Reuters (New York) owing to the 3 cnt/share impairment of an equity investment....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Westlake-net-income-up-7-percent-on-feedstock-costs_68045.html
December 17, 2014

OxyChem (Dallas, TX) and Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) say that their 50-50 jv, Ingleside Ethylene, began construction of its 540,000 m.t./yr ethane cracker at OxyChem’s Ingleside, TX, complex in the second quarter of 2014. The $1.5 billion project remains on schedule to begin commercial production in the first quarter of 2017, they say.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/OxyChem-Mexichem-cracker-jv-has-begun-construction_66275.html
December 9, 2014
US production of major plastic resins totaled 6.40 billion lbs during October, a year-on-year (YOY) increase of 1.2%, according to ACC. However, production for the first 10 months dropped 2.5% YOY, to 62.0 billion lbs....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/ACC-reports-October-increase-in-US-resin-production_65994.html
November 17, 2014
Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) has received clearance from all antitrust authorities with respect to its acquisition of Vestolit (Marl, Germany), the company announced. Mexichem...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Mexichem-receives-antitrust-approval-for-Vestolit-acquisition_65471.html
November 13, 2014
Brazil's competition authority CADE (Brasilia) has rejected Braskem's proposed acquisition of Solvay's 70.59% stake in chlorvinyls company Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires). The decision...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Brazil-blocks-Braskems-acquisition-of-Solvay-Indupa-update-adds-Braskem-comment_65343.html
November 7, 2014
Caustic soda supply has tightened considerably in northwestern and southern Europe because of production issues plaguing various producers. These issues range from industrial action to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Caustic-soda-prices-spike-in-Europe-as-production-issues-constrain-supply_65218.html
November 5, 2014
Axiall (Atlanta) says lower electrochemical unit values and higher ethylene costs cut into third-quarter volume gains. Net income totaled $44.5 million, up 6% year-on-year (YOY) from $39.0 million. Net sales also increased 6% YOY, to $1.27 billion, from $1.20 billion. Adjusted earnings per share of 72 cts were well ahead of analysts’ consensus estimate of 60 cts, compiled by Thomson Reuters....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Axiall-increases-income-6-percent-beats-estimates_65139.html
October 31, 2014
TCI Sanmar Chemicals, part of Sanmar Group (Chennai, India), plans to expand its Port Said, Egypt based manufacturing complex, where it has already invested more than $1 billion. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/TCI-Sanmar-to-expand-PVC-complex-in-Egypt_65015.html
October 28, 2014
Westlake has held a dedication ceremony to celebrate the expansion of the company's Calvert City, KY, vinyls complex. Westlake spent in excess of $300 million for the project. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Westlake-dedicates-ethylene-PVC-expansions-in-Kentucky_64847.html
October 10, 2014
Bashkhirian Soda (BashKhim; Sterlitamak, Russia) plans to more than double polyvinyl chloride (PVC) capacity at its Sterlitamak manufacturing complex, according to director general...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Russian-firm-BashKhim-plans-to-more-than-double-PVC-capacity_64447.html
October 1, 2014
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into a loan and other forms of public aid, including grants and repayable advances, accorded by the French authorities to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/European-Commission-opens-in-depth-investigation-into-financial-assistance-France-provided-to-Kem-One_64193.html
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