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February 5, 2009
Four Democrats have asked President Obama to replace Nancy Nord, head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, saying she “grossly mishandled” a product safety law...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Lawmakers-Ask-Obama-to-Replace-CPSC-Chief_16862.html
January 26, 2009
Completion of a previously announced polyvinyl chloride (PVC) project at Kstovo, Russia by RusVinyl—a joint venture between Sibur-Neftekim and SolVin—will be delayed by two...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Sibur-and-Solvay-Delay-PVC-Plan-by-Two-Years_16644.html
January 23, 2009
Arkema says it has licensed its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturing technology to Société Nationale d’Électrolyse et de Pétrochimie (SNEP...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Moroccan-Firm-to-Use-Arkema-PVC-Technology_16643.html
January 19, 2009
Arkema says it has licensed its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturing technology to Societe Nationale d'Electrolyse et de Petrochimie (SNEP), a member of the Chaabi family-owned YNNA...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Moroccan-Firm-to-Use-Arkema-PVC-Technology_16543.html
December 15, 2008
Georgia Gulf says it will permanently close its 450-million lbs/year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin facility at Sarnia, ON, due to “continued weakening” in the housing and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Georgia-Gulf-Permanently-Closes-Plant-in-Sarnia-ON_15846.html
December 15, 2008
Shin-Etsu Chemical says it has “initiated procedures” to increase its stake in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer Cires (Estarreja, Portugal) from 26.07%, to 100%, by buying...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Shin-Etsu-Bids-for-100-percent-of-PVC-Firm_15855.html
December 9, 2008
Georgia Gulf says it will permanently close its 450-million lbs/year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin facility at Sarnia, ON due to "continued weakening" in the housing and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Georgia-Gulf-Permanently-Idles-Sarnia-Plant_15805.html
December 8, 2008
Arkema has announced further steps to improve the competitiveness of its vinyls business, the least profitable of its three segments. The restructuring involves closure of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Arkema-Plans-Further-Restructuring-of-its-Vinyls-Business_15716.html
December 5, 2008
Vinythai (Bangkok) says it will cut its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production capacity by 25% and reduce output at two units, due to the economic slowdown. Production of vinyl chloride...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Vinythai-Cuts-PVC-Production_15757.html
November 28, 2008
Arkema (Paris) has announced further steps to improve the competitiveness of its vinyls business, the least profitable of its three segments. The restructuring involves the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Arkema-Plans-Further-Restructuring-of-its-Vinyls-Business_15623.html
October 24, 2008
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) profitability is forecast to be low in the short term as demand growth will be slower than capacity increases, says CMAI’s (Houston) 2009 World Vinyls...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/PVC-Capacity-Outpaces-Demand_15002.html
October 13, 2008
Technip says it has been awarded a contract by Sibur Neftekhim (Moscow) for a previously announced expansion of Sibur's ethylene plant at Kstovo, Russia. The €45 million ($62.1...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Technip-Awarded-Ethylene-Plant-Expansion-Contract-in-Russia_14725.html
September 15, 2008
Vinythai (Bangkok), a Solvay affiliate, says it has increased polyvinyl chloride (PVC) capacity by 33%, to 280,000 m.t./year, at Map Ta Phut, Thailand. The company invested €17...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Solvay-Boosts-PVC-Capacity_14159.html
August 18, 2008
July contract prices for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) settled 4 cts/lb higher, to 70 cts-72 cts/lb last week. That is half of the 8 cts/lb that producers had nominated, after June and July...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/July-PVC-Prices-Up-4-ctslb_13659.html
July 14, 2008
Shintech, a Shin-Etsu Chemical subsidiary, is expected to begin production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) at an integrated chlor-alkali and vinyls complex near Plaquemine, LA in late July...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Shintech-to-Start-Up-PVC-Unit-Soon_12988.html
July 10, 2008
European polyvinyl chloride (PVC) recycling trust The Vinyl Foundation, says it has raised more than €0.5 million ($0.8 million) this year from plastics converters to finance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Vinyls-Recycling-Scheme-Attracts-Funding_12917.html
June 23, 2008
Mexichem (Pajaritos, Mexico) says it has signed a multibillion-dollar vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) deal with OxyChem. Under the deal, Mexichem will supply its excess chlorine to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/OxyChem-Mexichem-Ink-VCM-Deal_12579.html
April 1, 2008
North American Pipe (NAP; Houston), the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe business of Westlake Chemical, says it will invest approximately $30 million to build a new PVC pipe plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Westlake-Unit-Plans-PVC-Pipe-Plant_11146.html
February 13, 2008
Major retailers including Wal-Mart and Target have advanced plans to stop selling certain toys that contain polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in response to concerns from some advocacy groups...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Retailers-Respond-to-Push-for-PVC-free-Toys_10310.html
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