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December 12, 2013
Two bids have been confirmed for the possible acquisition of debt-ridden polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturer Kem One (Lyon, France), the company announced today. The Commercial Court...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/French-court-grants-one-week-extension-on-Kem-One-takeover-case-two-bids-confirmed_57315.html
December 5, 2013
BASF announced today that it signed a contract with Kaneka Belgium (Westerlo-Oevel), a subsidiary of Kaneka Corp., to sell its Vinuran polyvinyl chloride (PVC) modifier business. BASF...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/BASF-to-sell-PVC-modifier-business-to-Kaneka-Belgium_57104.html
November 27, 2013
Solvay cut 2016 earnings targets at an investor presentation in London today, citing changes in its portfolio and macroeconomic challenges, particularly in Europe. Solvay now expects...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Solvay-cuts-2016-earnings-targets-at-investor-day_56973.html
November 20, 2013
The official receiver of Kem One SAS (Lyon, France), the chlor-alkali and commodity polyvinyl chloride (PVC) division of Kem One (Lyon), met with the company's staff...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Three-bidders-left-in-race-to-acquire-debt-ridden-PVC-producer-Kem-One_56803.html
November 6, 2013
Petronas Chemicals Group (PCG; Kuala Lumpur) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to divest its interest in Phu My Plastics and Chemical (PMPC) to Asahi Glass and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Petronas-to-sell-Vietnam-PVC-asset-to-Asahi-Glass-and-Mitsubishi-Corp-_56477.html
November 5, 2013
The European Commisison says it has opened an in-depth investigation into the previously announced plans of Solvay and Ineos to merge their chlorvinyls activities in Europe into a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Europe-launches-in-depth-investigation-into-proposed-Solvay-Ineos-chlorvinyls-JV_56455.html
October 10, 2013
Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) has launched a biobased polymeric performance additive for recycled polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The I6003rp-branded additive was developed based on data...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Metabolix-launches-biobased-PVC-additive_55810.html
October 10, 2013
The prospects for most chlor-alkali and vinyls producers are not good: over the next 10 years, the global market for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) will be oversupplied by an annual average of 18 million m.t., according to analysts at IHS Chemical. However, producers in the United States will be able to maintain profitability, owing to low energy costs resulting from the boom in shale gas development, they say....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/IHS-Shale-to-shield-US-chlor-alkali-vinyls-from-huge-global-overcapacity_55798.html
September 26, 2013
The commercial court of Lyon, France, has granted the three bidders for debt-ridden polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer Kem One (Lyon) two additional months to finalize their respective...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Kem-One-bidders-granted-two-more-months-to-finalize-takeover-plans_55449.html
September 25, 2013
Lubrizol will build a chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) resin and compounding facility at its Louisville, KY site. Total investment will be $108 million, according to a statement...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Lubrizol-to-expand-chlorinated-PVC-at-Louisville-KY-site_55441.html
September 23, 2013
Three bidders remain in the race for the takeover of beleaguered polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer Kem One (Lyon, France) after the extended submission period, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Three-bidders-remain-for-French-PVC-producer-Kem-One_55356.html
September 17, 2013
Ineos and Solvay have submitted an application for competition clearance to the European Commission for the companies' planned 50-50 vinyls joint venture, the companies announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Ineos-Solvay-submit-PVC-JV-clearance-application-to-European-Commission_55207.html
September 12, 2013
Pemex Petroquímica (Coatzacoalcos), the petrochemical subsidiary of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico City); and Mexichem  (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) have fulfilled the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Mexichem-enters-VCM-venture-with-Pemex_55128.html
September 11, 2013
Ineos may be considering selling its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Schkopau, Germany, to gain approval from the European Commission for the previously announced PVC joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Report-Ineos-mulling-sale-of-PVC-plant-in-Germany-to-help-gain-EU-approval-of-JV-with-Solvay_55100.html
September 11, 2013
The official receiver for Kem One (Lyon, France) has received four takeover proposals for the company, Kem One has announced. Discussions continue with the principal stakeholders, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Receiver-accepts-four-proposals-to-acquire-Kem-One-bid-deadline-extension-requested_55093.html
September 11, 2013
Tosoh says its Taiyo Vinyl subsidiary is expanding polyvinyl chloride (PVC) capacity at the Chiba, Japan, manufacturing complex. The company will add 10,000 m.t./year capacity by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Tosoh-hikes-PVC-capacity-in-Japan_55091.html
September 5, 2013
Braskem is participating in the bidding process to acquire Indupa (Buenos Aires), Solvay's South American polyvinyl chloride (PVC) business, which is up for sale, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Braskem-confirms-participation-in-bidding-for-Solvays-Indupa-PVC-business_54946.html
August 30, 2013
Petrochemical sales volume in Brazil was up 2.46% year-on-year (YOY) in June and July, according to Abiquim (São Paulo), the country's chemical industry association. Domestic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Brazils-domestic-petchem-sales-up-2-46-percent-in-June-July_54839.html
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
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