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July 31, 2013
Mexichem's (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) previously announced vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) joint venture with Pemex (Mexico City) is expected to start operating during the third quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Mexichem-expects-VCM-venture-with-Pemex-to-launch-in-third-quarter-posts-48-percent-net-profit-fall_54096.html
July 8, 2013
The official receiver for troubled polyvinyl chloride producer Kem One (Lyon, France) has accepted an eighth letter expressing interest in the acquisition of the company, Kem One...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Receiver-accepts-eighth-expression-of-interest-in-Kem-One-bids-to-be-presented-at-court-tomorrow_53426.html
July 4, 2013
RusVinyl, a joint venture between Sibur (Moscow) and Solvin, has completed construction of a logistics platform that forms part of RusVinyl's polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/RusVinyl-completes-logistics-platform-to-start-pre-marketing-activities-in-third-quarter_53390.html
June 20, 2013
Evonik Industries has launched production of its previously announced phthalate-free plasticizer 1,2-cyclohexa dicarboxylic acid diisononyl ester at the company's Marl, Germany site...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Evonik-launches-production-of-phthalate-free-plasticizer_52959.html
June 19, 2013
Shin-Etsu says its US subsidiary Shintech will invest $500 million to expand chlor-alkali, vinyl chloride monomer, and polyvinyl chloride at production sites in Louisiana. Project completion is targeted for 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Shin-Etsu-to-invest-$500-million-to-boost-US-vinyls-capacity_52911.html
June 19, 2013
Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) has completed the previously announced sale of its compounding activities to Mitsubishi Chemical, Tessenderlo announced today. The sale comprises 4...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Tessenderlo-completes-sale-of-compounding-activities-to-Mitsubishi-Chemical_52909.html
June 17, 2013
Kem One (Lyon, France), the former vinyls business of Arkema, says that seven potential buyers have expressed an interest in acquiring the firm's assets currently in receivership...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Kem-One-receives-7-letters-of-interest-from-potential-buyers_52859.html
June 13, 2013
The deadline for bids to acquire debt-ridden vinyls producer Kem One (Lyon, France) is tomorrow. A decision on the bids is expected in early July. Kem One went into receivership on 27...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Deadline-for-bids-to-buy-Kem-One-is-imminent_52807.html
May 21, 2013
Ineos and Solvay have confirmed CW’s exclusive report that they are forming a vinyls joint venture (CW, May 6, p. 7)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Ineos-and-Solvay-confirm-plans-for-vinyls-JV-Solvay-to-exit-PVC_52087.html
May 17, 2013
Mexichem (Tlalneplantla, Mexico) has received clearance from FTC—and its equivalent body in Germany—for Mexichem's acquisition of the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) specialty...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Mexichem-cleared-to-acquire-PolyOnes-specialty-PVC-assets-bidding-for-Solvays-Indupa-assets_52133.html
May 15, 2013
Arkema's first-quarter adjusted net income contracted by 21.1% from €123 million ($159.7 million) in the first quarter of 2012, to €97 million, the company announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Arkemas-first-quarter-net-income-shrinks-by-21-1-percent-on-mixed-economic-environment_52011.html
May 10, 2013
Indebted petrochemical producer Oltchim (Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania), will lay off a quarter of its staff starting next week, according to reports in the Romanian press. About...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Report-Romanias-Oltchim-to-lay-off-25-percent-of-its-staff_51883.html
May 9, 2013
Braskem's first quarter earnings totaled R$227 million ($113 million), up 49% year-over-year (YOY) from R$152 million, but down 18% sequentially from R$275 million in the fourth quarter of 2012....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Braskem-first-quarter-net-income-up-49-percent_51886.html
May 8, 2013
Axiall on Tuesday reported adjusted net income for the quarter totaled $45.1 million, up 63% year-on-year (YOY) from $27.6 million. Adjusted earnings per share were 75 cts/share...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Axiall-reports-first-quarter-net-income-of-$45-million-misses-estimates_51857.html
May 7, 2013
(This story has been corrected. An earlier version stated that Westlake's first quarter net income increased by 190% YOY, whereas the actual increase was 40%. We regret the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Westlake-earnings-leap-40-percent-YOY-beat-street-estimate-corrected_51768.html
May 3, 2013

A fire at an ethylene purification unit at Formosa Plastics’ complex at Point Comfort, TX yesterday, injured 14 people. Eight of the injured have been treated and released as of Friday morning, according to a company spokesperson. 

The fire occurred in an ethylene purification area near the site’s “PE 1” high-density polyethylene (HDPE) production unit. 

...

http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Fire-injures-14-at-Formosas-Point-Comfort-TX-site_51743.html
April 30, 2013
CW has learned that Ineos is at an advanced stage of discussions with an unnamed party to transfer the Kerling chlor-vinyls business into a joint venture, which would become one of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Ineos-to-hive-off-vinyls-into-joint-venture-Rafnes-cracker-to-stay-with-Ineos_51595.html
April 30, 2013
Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) reports a net profit of 836 million Mexican pesos ($69 million) during the first quarter of this year, down 54% from the peso1.8 billion reported during...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Mexichems-net-profit-drops-54-percent-during-the-first-quarter_51593.html
April 29, 2013
VinylPlus, the European polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industry's sustainable development program, recorded 362,076 m.t. of PVC recycled last year, keeping it on track to meet the challenge...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/VinylPlus-on-track-to-meet-2020-PVC-recycling-targets_51551.html
April 24, 2013
Brazil has proposed a set of tax cuts to boost its petrochemical sector and ethanol sector, according to a statement from the Finance Ministry (Brasilia) issued on Wednesday...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Brazil-proposes-measures-to-stimulate-the-petrochemical-and-ethanol-industries_51399.html
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