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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
January 9, 2012
A regional court at Trencin, Slovakia has approved the sale of bankrupt chemicals and polymers producer Novacke Chemicke Zavody (NCHZ; Novaky, Slovakia) to Via Chem (Prague), press...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Court-Approves-Sale-of-Bankrupt-Slovak-Chemicals-Firm_40322.html
January 4, 2012
Chemplast Sanmar (Chennai, India) informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (Mumbai) yesterday that the company’s 170,000-m.t./year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) facility at Cuddalore, India...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Cyclone-Forces-Chemplast-Sanmar-to-Temporarily-Shut-PVC-Plant_40147.html
December 23, 2011
Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok) says its chemicals subsidiary SCG Chemicals will acquire a 23.67% stake in Thai Plastic and Chemicals (TPC; Bangkok), an affiliate of SCG, for baht6.21...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Siam-Cement-to-Increase-Stake-in-Thai-Plastic-and-Chemicals_40014.html
December 21, 2011
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has agreed to a four-month extension, until April 2012, of the deadline for the previously announced privatization of chemical company Oltchim...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Oltchim-Privatization-Delayed-for-Four-Months_39945.html
December 8, 2011
Kaneka (Osaka) says it has entered into an agreement with Meghmani Organics (Ahmedabad, India) and Mitsui & Co. (Tokyo) for forming a new joint venture to conduct a feasibility...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Kaneka-Meghmani-Organics-and-Mitsui-and-Co-Form-JV-for-Chlorinated-Polyvinyl-Chloride-Project-in-India_39549.html
November 23, 2011
Arkema announced today that it has agreed to offload its vinyl products business to private equity firm Klesch Group (London), which specializes in the development of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Arkema-to-Offload-Chlor-Alkali-and-PVC-Business-to-Private-Equity-Firm_39264.html
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