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October 7, 2009
The company, in special administration, has failed to secure raw material supplies; its plants remain offstream following a summer maintenance shutdown....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Future-of-Italian-Vinyls-Firm-Is-in-Doubt_21919.html
October 7, 2009
Evonik Industries says it has completed construction of a 2-propyl heptanol (2-PH) plant at the Marl, Germany chemical park. The company invested a "high double-digit million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Evonik-Commissions-2-PH-Plasticizer-Alcohol-Plant-in-Germany_21918.html
October 5, 2009
Pigment and agchem manufacturer Meghmani Organics (Ahmedabad, India) says its Meghmani Finechem subsidiary has begun commercial production at its previously announced 110,000-m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Meghmani-Starts-Up-Chlor-Alkali-Unit-in-India_21874.html
September 22, 2009
Environmental group Clean Production Action (Medford, MA) says it will unveil a “plastics scorecard” on September 30 that evaluates plastics for their environmental and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Environmental-Group-to-Unveil-Plastics-Scorecard_21565.html
August 19, 2009
Magistrates in Venice have given the green light to allow troubled polyvinyl chloride and vinyl chloride monomer producer Vinyls Italia (Porto Marghera, Italy) into special...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Vinyls-Italia-Granted-Special-Administration_20871.html
August 17, 2009
Shin-Etsu Chemical says it has completed the previously announced takeover of its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) affiliate Cires (Estarreja, Portugal). Shin-Etsu announced in December 2008...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Shin-Etsu-Completes-Takeover-of-PVC-Firm-in-Portugal_20825.html
August 3, 2009
Italian government-appointed experts running Vinyls Italia (Porto Marghera, Italy), the former Ineos Vinyls Italia, have submitted a report on the troubled vinyl chloride monomer (VCM)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Vinyls-Italia-Waits-on-Special-Administration-Decision_20556.html
July 30, 2009
Samsung Electronics, as part of a $4.2-billion eco-management initiative, is seeking to curb or eliminate the use of several chemical compounds, including polyvinyl chloride (PVC), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Samsung-Green-Initiative-Seeks-to-Eliminate-PVC-Use-by-2011_20489.html
June 29, 2009
Canada’s environmental regulatory body Health Canada (Ottawa) has proposed banning phthalates in toys and other childcare articles. Canada already has a ban in place prohibiting...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Canada-Proposes-Expanding-Phthalates-Ban_19766.html
June 4, 2009
Solvay says its Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires) subsidiary has completed the previously announced $150-million expansion of its plant at Santo André, Brazil, by starting up a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Solvay-Completes-Expansion-of-Vinyls-Complex-in-Brazil_19359.html
May 29, 2009
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and vinyl chloride monomer company Vinyls Italia says it has decided to place itself in voluntary liquidation. Vinyls Italia is the former Ineos Vinyls Italia...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Italian-Vinyls-Firm-to-Enter-Liquidation_19273.html
April 10, 2009
BorsodChem (Kazincbarcika, Hungary) has put its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) business up for sale and is in talks with potential buyers, press reports say. The company has not included its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/BorsodChem-to-Sell-PVC_18173.html
April 3, 2009
North American Pipe, a subsidiary of Westlake Chemical says it has acquired a majority of the assets of a PVC pipe plant formerly owned by Freedom Plastics at Janesville, WS. The plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Westlake-Buys-PVC-Pipe-Plant_18042.html
March 31, 2009
Pipes made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) stabilised with calcium zinc have been awarded the top Swiss classification of “ecologically interesting” by Eco-devis, an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/PVC-Pipes-Become-Ecologically-Interesting_17868.html
March 30, 2009
The cumulative effect of plastics recycling on the global consumption of thermoplastic resins is having a negligible impact on the displacement of virgin resin, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/STUDY-Plastics-Recycling-Still-having-Negligible-Impact-on-Virgin-Resins-Market_17903.html
March 16, 2009
Researchers at Wolfgang Goethe University (Frankfurt) say they have discovered synthetic estrogen leaching into mineral water from plastic bottles made with polyethylene terephthalate...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/German-Researchers-Link-PET-to-an-Estrogen-Mimicking-Chemical_17615.html
February 23, 2009
Ineos ChlorVinyls, an Ineos subsidiary, says it will review its pricing mechanisms for contract polyvinyl chloride (PVC) customers in Europe, to “counterbalance misleading PVC...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Ineos-Reviews-PVC-Pricing-in-Europe_17174.html
February 19, 2009
The economic crisis caused a 'quasi-paralysis' of certain activities of the company's customers....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Solvay-Reports-a-Big-Decline-in-Fourth-Quarter-Profits_17114.html
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