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June 24, 2014
Brazil's antitrust body CADE (Brasilia) has challenged the proposed acquisition by Braskem of Solvay Indupa (Bueno Aires), Solvay's polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and chlor-alkali business...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Brazils-antitrust-authority-challenges-Braskems-acquisition-of-Indupa_61991.html
June 13, 2014
Petronas Chemicals Group (PCG; Kuala Lumpur) has completed divesting its entire 93.11% interest in Phu My Plastics and Chemical (PMPC; Vung Tau, Vietnam) to Asahi Glass and Mitsubishi...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Petronas-completes-sale-of-Vietnam-PVC-unit-to-Asahi-Glass-Mitsubishi-Corp-_61803.html
May 28, 2014
Westlake Chemical Corp. announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Vinnolit Holdings (Ismaning, Germany) and its subsidiary companies from Advent...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Westlake-Chemical-to-buy-PVC-producer-Vinnolit_61357.html
May 8, 2014
The European Commission says it has approved the proposed merger of the European chlorvinyls businesses of Ineos and Solvay, subject to the divestment by Ineos of suspension polyvinyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/EU-approves-Ineos-Solvay-chlorvinyls-merger-subject-to-PVC-EDC-chlor-alkali-divestments_60896.html
May 6, 2014
Axiall (Atlanta) reports a net loss for first-quarter 2014 of $11.6 million versus a loss of $3.5 million in the year-ago period. A 17-cts/share loss matched the analysts’ consensus estimate compiled by Thomson Reuters. Sales fell 10% year-on-year, to $994 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/VCM-outage-weather-cut-into-Axiall-earnings_60823.html
May 6, 2014
Westlake Chemical (Houston) reports net income for the first quarter of $158 million, up 28% year-on-year on improved olefin margins and volumes. Earnings totaled $1.18/share, 4% above the analysts’ consensus estimate as compiled by Thomson Reuters....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Westlake-income-up-28-percent-as-olefins-gain-offsets-vinyls-loss_60780.html
April 15, 2014
Shintech, the US subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical (Tokyo), has applied to the Louisiana Department of Environment Quality for a permit to build a 500,000-m.t./year ethylene plant. The company says it has not chosen a site, but a leading candidate will be land already owned by Shintech....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Shintech-seeks-permit-for-Louisiana-ethylene-plant_60314.html
April 7, 2014
Law firm Phillips & Cohen (Los Angeles) says a federal judge has approved an agreement through which Formosa Plastics (Livingston, NJ) will pay $22.5 million to settle its liability in a lawsuit against former subsidiary JM Eagle....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Formosa-Plastics-$22-5-million-PVC-pipe-settlement-approved_60149.html
April 2, 2014
Delegates to today’s sessions of the Euro Chlor Technology conference in Madrid were given a glimpse into what the chlor-alkali and vinyls industries may look like in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Euro-Chlor-9th-Technology-Conference-European-chlor-alkali-and-vinyls-industry-in-transition_60008.html
March 11, 2014
Ineos and Solvay have added assets at Wilhelmshaven, Germany, and they may have to add assets at Runcorn, UK, to the revised package of divestments submitted to the European Commission...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Ineos-Solvay-add-assets-in-Germany-and-possibly-UK-to-divestment-package-for-EU-approval-of-chlorvinyls-JV_59471.html
March 6, 2014
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producers in Europe continue to struggle to maintain margins. The PVC market is currently balanced, so PVC prices are expected to remain relatively flat...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/PVC-prices-under-pressure-in-Europe-as-ethylene-declines-in-March_59376.html
February 28, 2014
Solvay and Ineos say they have offered the European Commission a revised remedy package, consisting of substantial asset divestments, to secure the commission's approval for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Solvay-Ineos-sweeten-divestment-package-offered-to-secure-EU-Commission-approval-for-chlorvinyls-JV_59224.html
February 25, 2014
Braskem has revised the price of its stock tender offer to minority shareholders of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturer Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires) to 2.40 Argentinian pesos/share...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Braskem-raises-offer-for-Indupa-listed-shares-by-78-percent_59070.html
February 20, 2014
Axiall reported fourth-quarter net income of $57 million, up 78% year-over-year (YOY). Net sales of $1.1 billion for the quarter were up 44% YOY. The company attributes the gains primarily to the merger with PPG’s chemical’s business. Adjusted earnings of 88 cts/share beat the analysts’ consensus estimate of 67 cts/share....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Axiall-fourth-quarter-net-income-up-78-percent-to-$57-million_58947.html
February 18, 2014
The privatization of insolvent chemicals and petrochemicals producer Oltchim (Ramnicu Valcea, Romania) has been delayed by almost two months, the company says. The deadline for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Oltchim-privatization-delayed_58867.html
February 4, 2014
Teknor Apex (Pawtucket, RI) completed the acquisition of Viking Polymers, (Jamestown, NC), a custom compounder with a diversified portfolio of specialty formulations and a particularly...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Teknor-Apex-completes-acquisition-of-specialty-PVC-compounder_58534.html
January 29, 2014
The polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market in Europe is balanced, with January demand better than expected for this time of year, according to IHS Chemical's latest Market Advisory...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/PVC-demand-in-Europe-beats-seasonal-expectations_58391.html
January 23, 2014
Ineos and Solvay received a statement of objections from the European Commission concerning the proposed €4.3-billion ($5.8 billion) merger of the companies' chlorvinyls...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Ineos-and-Solvay-receive-statement-of-objections-from-European-Commission-on-proposed-chlorvinyls-merger_58214.html
January 9, 2014
Braskem has defended its offer to buy out the minority shareholders of Solvay Indupa, which was rejected by Argentina’s stock regulator, the Comisión Nacional de Valores (CNV), on 3 December 2013. In a statement issued on 6 December, the company says it is discussing the issue with CNV in order to find a path forward....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Braskem-defends-offer-for-Solvay-Indupa-negotiating-next-move_57754.html
January 9, 2014
Solvay has issued a statement confirming that the planned divestment of the company's 70.59% stake in polyvinyl chloride producer Solvay Indupa to Braskem is moving ahead and does not...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Solvay-sale-of-Indupa-stake-to-Braskem-is-underway-does-not-depend-on-deal-for-listed-Indupa-shares_57827.html
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