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February 8, 2013
Force Ouvrière (FO; Paris) and Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT: Montreuil, France) have expressed concerns about the future of Kem One (Lyon...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Report-Trade-unions-concerned-about-the-future-of-Kem-One_49715.html
February 8, 2013
Mexichem's (Mexico City) fourth-quarter preliminary sales figure was 14.42 billion Mexican pesos ($1.14 billion), 38% higher than in the same period the year before, the company says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Mexichem-reports-fourth-quarter-preliminary-sales-up-38-percent_49709.html
February 7, 2013
Braskem's net profit swung back to positive territory in the fourth quarter of 2012 as the company reported 275 million reais ($138.3 million) in net earnings, compared with a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Braskem-swings-to-a-net-profit-in-the-fourth-quarter_49647.html
February 4, 2013
Workers maintaining safety and security at the former Vinyls Italia site in Porto Marghera, Italy, have walked off the job in protest of nonpayment of nine months of unpaid...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Employees-at-former-Vinyls-Italia-Porto-Marghera-site-leave-their-posts_49533.html
February 1, 2013
Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) has completed the sale of Profialis, its continental European polyvinyl chloride (PVC) profiles activities, to private equity firm OpenGate Capital (Los...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Tessenderlo-closes-Profialis-divestment_49502.html
January 25, 2013
PKN Orlen's (Plock, Poland) petrochemical operations swung back into positive earnings territory during the fourth quarter of 2012, with the company's consolidated results showing a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/PKN-Orlens-petrochemical-activities-swing-to-a-quarterly-profit_49356.html
January 16, 2013
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) will introduce a new group organization effective 1 February 2013, the company announced today. The move aims to, for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Gurit-reorganizes-and-rebrands_49007.html
January 14, 2013
European chlorine production was down in December, according to the latest figures published by industry association Euro Chlor (Brussels) today. European chlorine capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Poor-PVC-demand-reflected-in-low-EU-chlorine-capacity-utilization-in-December_48952.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/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Westlake-commences-ethylene-expansion-at-Lake-Charles_48861.html
January 9, 2013
Praxair’s Brazilian subsidiary White Martins has started up a new air separation plant at Alagoas, Brazil. Praxair will supply nitrogen and oxygen to Braskem as a part of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Praxair-starts-up-ASU-for-Braskems-PVC-unit-in-Brazil_48854.html
January 3, 2013
Kem One (Lyon, France), the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) business acquired by the Klesch Group from Arkema last year, has announced plans to raise capacity for emulsion PVC at its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Kem-One-expands-emulsion-PVC-capacity-at-Hernani-Spain_48543.html
December 18, 2012
Kem One (Lyon, France), the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) business acquired by the Klesch Group from Arkema last year, has announced plans to raise capacity for emulsion PVC at its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Kem-One-hikes-emulsion-PVC-capacity-in-Spain_48459.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/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Westlake-3Q-earnings-up-28-percent-on-lower-costs-and-higher-volumes_47568.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/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Petronas-to-exit-the-vinyls-business-through-plant-closures-divestment_47334.html
August 20, 2012
Braskem (São Paulo) says it opened its previously announced new 200,000-m.t./year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Marechal Deodoro in the state of Alagoas, Brazil, on August...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Braskem-Opens-PVC-Plant-in-Brazil_45725.html
August 17, 2012
Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Occidental Chemical (OxyChem) to evaluate the formation of a joint venture for the construction of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Mexichem-Plans-Ethane-Cracker-JV-with-OxyChem_45707.html
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
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