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June 23, 2011
Westlake Chemical says its subsidiary North American Pipe Corporation has shut down its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe facility at Springfield, KY in an effort to reduce costs and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Westlake-Closes-North-American-Pipe-PVC-Plant-at-Springfield-KY_35703.html
June 2, 2011
Braskem’s chlor-alkali unit at its Maceio facility at Alagoas, Brazil will remain shut following a chlorine leak and subsequent pipeline rupture on May 21 and May 23...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Braskem-Chlor-Alkali-Unit-Remains-Offline-Following-Accident_35244.html
June 1, 2011
The Ministry of Economic Development (Rome) was the venue last Friday of the latest meeting to discuss the increasingly bleak outlook for Vinyls Italia (Porto Marghera), a manufacturer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Vinyls-Italia-Is-Likely-to-Be-Carved-up_35211.html
May 5, 2011
Georgia Gulf reported first quarter net income of $12.1 million (35 cts/share), compared to a net loss of $19 million in the year-ago quarter. Operating income was $36.6 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Higher-Sales-and-Selling-Prices-Push-Georgia-Gulf-Into-the-Black_34598.html
May 3, 2011
Westlake Chemical reported first-quarter net income of $83.5 million ($1.25/share), nearly five times higher than the year-ago quarter, on sales of $867.3 million, which were driven by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Westlakes-Income-Boosted-by-Strong-Olefins-and-Chlor-Alkali-Sales_34527.html
April 27, 2011
EPA has proposed tighter regulations for air toxics emissions from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plants, a court-ordered proposal resulting from a lawsuit brought by the Sierra Club which...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/EPA-Proposes-Tighter-Toxic-Emission-Rules-for-PVC-Plants_34412.html
April 18, 2011
Doubts over the future of Vinyls Italia (Porto Marghera), the stricken manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), grew last weekend with an announcement...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Gita-Fails-to-Secure-Funding-for-Vinyls-Italia-Acquisition_34216.html
April 14, 2011
Georgia Gulf has declared force majeure on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) due to reduced ethylene supply and reduced operating rates for chlorine at its production facility at Plaquemine...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Operational-Issues-Force-Georgia-Gulf-to-Declare-Force-Majeure-on-PVC_34151.html
April 8, 2011
This Week on CW: Solvay is acquiring Rhodia for $4.8 billion, ending months of speculation over what the Belgian company will do with its pile of cash. At GPCA Plastics Forum in Dubai...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-April-8_34036.html
April 8, 2011
Braskem says it has begun construction of a new polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Marechal Deodoro in the state of Alagoas, Brazil. The plant will involve an investment of R$1 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Braskem-Invests-$633-Million-to-Build-PVC-Plant-in-Brazil_34012.html
March 17, 2011
Shin-Etsu Chemical says it is unable to predict when its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) complex at Kashima, Japan will resume operations due to damage to infrastructure and utilities caused...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Shin-Etsu-and-Tosoh-Assess-Earthquake-Damage-to-Production-Sites_33501.html
March 9, 2011
The sale of Vinyls Italia, the troubled manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), has still to be concluded, despite hopes expressed late last year by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/ENI-Signs-Preliminary-Agreement-with-Gita-for-Syndial-Assets_33307.html
February 22, 2011
Westlake Chemical reported fourth-quarter net income of $84.1 million ($1.26/share), nearly 7 times higher than the year-ago period, and beating analysts’ estimates of 74...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Westlakes-Earnings-Soar-on-Improved-Olefins-Margins-and-Stronger-Vinyl-Sales_32964.html
January 14, 2011
Vinyls Italia will likely restart production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and vinyl chloride monomer in March if investment fund Gita (Zurich), as expected, completes the acquisition of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Vinyls-Italia-Could-Resume-Production-in-March_32144.html
December 7, 2010
Italy’s minister for economic development, Paolo Romani, says he is satisfied with a bid made by investment fund Gita (Zurich) for Vinyls Italia, the manufacturer of polyvinyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Swiss-Bid-for-Vinyls-Italia-Receives-Government-Green-Light_31397.html
December 7, 2010
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturers have welcomed a recent ruling by the European Parliament to allow the continued use of PVC without restrictions in electronic goods. The ruling...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/EU-Industry-Welcomes-Continued-Use-of-PVC-in-Electronics_31394.html
November 26, 2010
Italy’s minister for economic development Paolo Romani has met with the three government-appointed commissars at Vinyls Italia (Porto Marghera) to discuss offers they have...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Decision-Time-Looms-for-Vinyls-Italia_31205.html
November 22, 2010
An explosion and fire on Saturday evening at a chemical manufacturing complex at Yushe Chemical Industry Co’s site in Yushe, Shanxi Province have killed four workers, says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Four-Die-in-Chemical-Plant-Fire-in-China_31117.html
October 29, 2010
Solvay says it is putting a major focus on the devolopment of bio-based products under the company's commitment to sustainability. Solvay Advanced Polymers (SAP; Alphareta,GA) has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/K2010-Solvay-Focuses-on-Bio-Based-Businesses-Concludes-Deal-with-Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical_30603.html
October 28, 2010
Shin-Etsu Chemical reported a 75.5% rise in net profits for the fiscal first half ended September 30, 2010, to ¥62.3 billion ($769 million), compared with the year-ago period, on...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Shin-Etsu-Reports-Rise-in-Profits-and-Sales_30531.html
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