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December 5, 2007
Georgia Gulf says it will temporarily idle its 450 million lbs/year Sarnia, Ontario PVC resin manufacturing facility by mid-December. The plant will be restarted sometime in first...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Georgia-Gulf-Idles-PVC-Resin-Plant-in-Ontario_9231.html
November 21, 2007
Georgia Gulf confirms that its 900 million lbs/year Lake Charles, LA vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) facility has been shut as a result of damage from a fire Saturday, November 10....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Fire-Shuts-Georgia-Gulfs-Lake-Charles-VCM-Plant_9054.html
November 9, 2007
Georgia Gulf says it plans to temporarily idle 700-million lbs/year of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) capacity at its least-efficient plants to “improve operational efficiency.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Georgia-Gulf-to-Temporarily-Shutter-PVC_8802.html
November 9, 2007
Target (Minneapolis) says it will reduce use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and phthalates in certain products sold under its brand name during 2008. The retailer did not cite a reason...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Target-Stores-to-Reduce-PVC-and-PFOA-Use_8833.html
November 9, 2007
Prices U.S.: 61 cts-63 cts/lb, del, general purpose; 57 cts-60 cts/lb del, pipe grade, October contracts EUROPE: €990-1010/mt fd, Northwest Europe, October contracts ASIA...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/POLYVINYLchloride_8842.html
November 2, 2007
Georgia Gulf says it plans to temporarily idle 700 million lbs/year of its least-efficient polyvinyl chloride (PVC) capacity in an effort to "improve operational efficiency."...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Georgia-Gulf-to-Temporarily-Idle-Least-Efficient-PVC-Production_8654.html
October 30, 2007
PolyOne reported third-quarter net income of $2.3 million (2 cts/share), down 88% compared to the same period last year. The most recent quarter included special charges totaling 12...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/PolyOnes-Earnings-Slide-on-One-time-Charges-and-Weak-Vinyls_8610.html
October 29, 2007
Westlake says it will invest approximately $90 million to increase capacity at its Calvert City, KY complex in a move to “enhance the level of integration” within its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Westlake-to-Boost-Vinyls-Capacity_8597.html
October 12, 2007
Robust global demand is driving most commodity polymer producers—particularly polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), and polyvinyl chloride (PVC)—to expand....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Plastics-Global-Strength-Sustains-Demand_8300.html
September 24, 2007
SolVin intends to construct an additional polyvinylidene chloride production line at its Tavaux, France site....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/SolVin-Plans-PVDC-Expansion-in-France_7874.html
September 21, 2007
Clariant Masterbatches says it will acquire Sioen Industries’ European Masterbatches (Bornem, Belgium), and that Sioen will buy Clariant’s polyvinyl chloride pigment pastes...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Clariant-and-Sioen-Swap-Lines_7751.html
September 21, 2007
U.S. housing woes are taking a toll on vinyl makers. U.S. polyvinyl chloride (PVC) demand from January to July of this year dropped 4.2% from the same period last year, due primarily...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/U-S-Demand-Falls-Amid-Weak-Housing-Market_7756.html
September 21, 2007
The European Commission (EC) says it has opened an in depth investigation into Ineos’s planned acquisition of Norsk Hydro’s integrated polyvinyl chloride (PVC) business...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/EC-Opens-Investigation-into-Ineos-Norsk-Hydro-Deal_7779.html
September 11, 2007
Vinythai (Bangkok), a Solvay affiliate, says it has agreed to buy the assets of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer APEX Petrochemical (Bangkok) for $94 million. The deal includes...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Vinythai-Agrees-Assets-Purchase_7657.html
September 7, 2007
Liveris: Talking crackers in Russia? Nikochem (Moscow) is in talks with Dow Chemical on a possible joint venture to build a $3-billion petrochemical complex at Volgograd, Russia, local...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Dow-in-Talks-on-Russian-Petchem-JV_7468.html
August 20, 2007
SolVin (Brussels) says it plans to expand capacity at its Jemeppe, Belgium polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant by 75,000 m.t./year, to 475,000 m.t./year by 2009. The global PVC market has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/SolVin-Expands-PVC-Capacity-in-Belgium_7028.html
August 8, 2007
Apple says it plans to phase-out the use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants in all of its products by the end of 2008. “For the past several years, we...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Apple-to-Phase-Out-PVC-and-Bromine-by-2008-Wal-Mart-Pulls-PVC-from-Baby-Products_6358.html
August 7, 2007
OxyChem has acquired the 24% stake it did not already own in OxyVinyls, its joint venture with PolyOne, for $261 million. Under the deal, PolyOne will retain existing polyvinyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/OxyChem-and-PolyOne-Swap-JVs_6849.html
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