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November 6, 2009
Arkema says it plans to close a 30,000-m.t./year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturing unit at Balan, France. The facility is the smallest of three PVC plants at the site...
November 3, 2009
Westlake Chemical reported a third-quarter net income of $29.8 million (45 cts/share), up 9% from the year-ago period, on a lower effective income tax rate. Sales were down 41%...
November 3, 2009
Braskem says it has resumed studies to expand suspension polyvinyl chloride capacity by 210,000 mt./year at Alagoas state in Brazil, bringing the plant's total capacity to 470,000...
October 27, 2009
Troubled polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and vinyl chloride monomer producer Vinyls Italia (Porto Marghera, Italy) could “realistically” restart plants in northeastern Italy and...
October 26, 2009
Shin-Etsu Chemical reported a 65% fall in net profits for the fiscal first half ended September 30, 2009, to ¥35.5 billion, compared with the year-ago period, on sales down 40%, to...
October 15, 2009
PolyOne says it has sold its 50% equity interest in Geon Polimeros Andinos (GPA; Cartagena, Colombia), a vinyl compounding joint venture, to Mexichem for $13.5 million. Mexichem, the...
October 8, 2009
Ineos Chlorvinyls has lifted its force majeure on vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and suspension-polyvinyl chloride (S-PVC) produced at multiple European sites. In mid-July, a major power...
October 7, 2009
The company, in special administration, has failed to secure raw material supplies; its plants remain offstream following a summer maintenance shutdown....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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)...
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...
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...
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...
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