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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
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
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