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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
February 19, 2009
The economic crisis caused a 'quasi-paralysis' of certain activities of the company's customers....
February 13, 2009
The possible move follows the collapse of negotiations to sell the business's PVC and VCM assets....
February 12, 2009
Dow Chemical will delay plans to build a $1-billion polyethylene (PE) plant in Brazil based on sugarcane-derived ethanol, but says a world-scale facility in Brazil is still a company priority. Dow initially projected startup of the plant for 2011, but that date that will be pushed back to 2012, Dow says....
February 9, 2009
OxyChem says it will close its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) facility at Louisville, KY by mid-February due to demand decline brought on by the economic downturn. OxyChem says it plans to...
February 9, 2009
Senator Jim DeMint (R., SC) has introduced legislation that would delay the implementation of the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), which takes effect tomorrow. The law...
February 6, 2009
A judge has overturned a decision by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that would have allowed toys containing phthalates to remain on store shelves as long as they were...
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...
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...
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