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July 6, 2012
This Week on CW:   Linde has acquired Lincare Holdings, a U.S. based homecare health company, for $4.6 billion, or $41.50/share. Lincare had $1.84 billion in revenue during 2011...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-6_44749.html
July 3, 2012
Arkema said today that it has finalized a previously announced divestment of its vinyl products activities to the Klesch Group (Geneva). The new vinyls company is called Kem One...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Arkema-Exits-PVC-New-Company-Kem-One-Plans-to-Invest-&euro400-Million_44613.html
June 21, 2012
AkzoNobel says it has signed an agreement to supply its continuous initiator dosing (CiD) technology to Mexichem Resinas Vinilicas (Tlalnepantla, Mexico), one of the world's largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/AkzoNobel-Signs-Technology-Deal-with-Mexichem_44357.html
May 21, 2012
Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmedinejad today attended the official inauguration of the Arvand polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturing complex at Bandar Imam, Iran. The complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Iran-Inaugurates-Arvand-PVC-Plant-at-Bandar-Imam_43625.html
May 8, 2012
Westlake Chemical says it has abandoned its $1.3-billion unsolicited bid to acquire Georgia Gulf, and will liquidate its holdings of Georgia Gulf common stock as market conditions...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Westlake-Drops-Bid-for-Georgia-Gulf-UPDATED_43240.html
May 3, 2012
Georgia Gulf’s first-quarter net income nearly tripled from the year-ago quarter, to $35.3 million, on sales up 9%, to $859.9 million. First-quarter 2012 earnings includes a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Profits-Rise-at-Georgia-Gulf_43199.html
March 27, 2012
Georgia Gulf and Galata Chemicals (Southbury, CT) say they are collaborating to develop flexible, biobased polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounds containing Galata's biobased Drapex Alpha...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Georgia-Gulf-Taps-Galata-for-Biobased-PVC-Plasticizers_42339.html
March 20, 2012
SCG Chemicals, the chemical subsidiary of Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok) says it has acquired additional shares in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer Thai Plastic and Chemicals (TPC...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Siam-Cement-Further-Increases-Stake-in-Thai-Plastic-and-Chemicals_42118.html
March 8, 2012
A study by the Silent Spring Institute (Newton, MA) says a review of 213 cleaning products, cosmetics, personal care and other common consumer products show they contain “complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Industry-Disputes-Methodology-Used-in-Cleaning-Products-Study_41882.html
February 27, 2012
EPA has released its final air toxics emission limits for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production units, replacing a 2002 standard that a federal court found inadequate. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/U-S-Finalizes-Emission-Limits-for-PVC-Units_41624.html
February 21, 2012
Westlake Chemical reported fourth-quarter 2011 net income of $26.4 million, down 68% from the year-ago period, primarily due to higher feedstock costs. Sales were up 8%, to $859.2...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Higher-Feedstock-Costs-Drive-Down-Earnings-at-Westlake-Chemical_41504.html
February 16, 2012
Solvay says it has agreed  to sell its 50% stake in polyvinyl chloride pipe systems supplier Pipelife (Vienna) to Wienerberger (Vienna). Solvay will receive €172 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Solvay-to-Sell-Its-Stake-in-Plastic-Pipe-Firm-to-Wienerberger_41403.html
February 16, 2012
Georgia Gulf reported a fourth-quarter loss of $3.3 million, compared to net income of $15.1 million in the year-ago quarter, on sales down about 3%, to $673.8 million. The net loss in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Georgia-Gulf-Swings-to-Loss_41400.html
February 16, 2012
Solvay says net profits and net sales, on a proforma basis, increased 5% and 3% in the fourth quarter of 2011, to approximately €3 billion ($3.9 billion) and €122...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Rhodia-Acquisition-Underpins-Solvays-Earnings-and-Sales_41396.html
February 15, 2012
Jacobs Engineering says it has received a contract to perform basic engineering work to support the provision of Arkema's proprietary suspension and emulsion technology to four new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Jacobs-Provides-Engineering-Services-to-Arkema-Process-PVC-Plants-in-China_41367.html
February 14, 2012
Sibur's petrochemical production went up by 6.7% in 2011, to 14.4 million m.t. Polymers and synthetic rubbers production, however, decreased 4.6% and 1.4% in 2011, to 564,700 m.t. and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Sibur-Reports-Increase-in-Petchem-Production-Decrease-in-Polymers-Output-in-2011_41334.html
February 8, 2012
Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) says it has agreed to acquire 100% of Wavin (Zwolle, the Netherlands) for approximately €531 million ($704 million). Mexichem intends to make a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Mexichem-Acquires-Wavin-to-Create-Global-Leader-in-PVC-Pipe-Systems_41084.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/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Westlake-Raises-Bid-for-Georgia-Gulf_40957.html
January 26, 2012
Desso (Waalwijk, the Netherlands), a manufacturer of carpets and flooring systems made from materials such as nylon 6, nylon 6,6 and polypropylene (PP), in 2007 changed its business...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Cradle-to-Cradle-Manufacture-Flooring-Producer-Desso-Lays-Out-New-Approach_40781.html
January 13, 2012
This Week on CW:   Westlake Chemical has launched a $1.1 billion unsolicited bid for rival vinyls maker Georgia Gulf. The purchase price represents a 51% premium on Georgia’...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Jan-13_40449.html
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