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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
September 9, 2011
Manufacturing sites in Italy previously operated by Vinyls Italia for the production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) could in future be devoted to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/New-Bids-Submitted-for-Vinyls-Italia-Sites-at-Porto-Marghera-and-Porto-Torres_37503.html
September 1, 2011
Industrie Generali (IG; Sammarate, Italy), a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compound producer and plastics distributor, has acquired Vinyls Italia’s PVC production facilities at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Industrie-Generali-Acquires-Vinyls-Italia-Operations-at-Ravenna_37312.html
August 31, 2011
BorsodChem (Kazincbarcika, Hungary) says it has decided to close the company's money-losing polyvinyl chloride (PVC) processing business, Ablakprofil, with the loss of 82 jobs...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/BorsodChem-to-Shut-down-PVC-Processing-Business_37294.html
August 4, 2011
Ineos Technologies has been selected by Qingdao Haijng Chemical (Group) to provide its process technologies for the production of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and suspension polyvinyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Ineos-to-Provide-Technology-for-VCM-and-PVC-Complex-in-China_36649.html
July 27, 2011
The European Commission has cleared a proposed acquisition of the suspension polyvinyl chloride (S-PVC) business of the Tessenderlo Group by Ineos. The commission concluded that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Europe-Clears-Ineoss-Acquisition-of-Tessenderlo-PVC-Business_36451.html
July 26, 2011
BASF has announced plans to double capacity for its innovative, phthalate-free plasticizer, Hexamol Dinch. The company will build a second production line at its Ludwigshafen complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/BASF-to-Double-Capacity-for-Phthalate-free-Plasticizer-Hexamoll-Dinch_36417.html
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