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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
February 4, 2008
The last of the November polyvinyl chloride (PVC) contracts settled at an increase of 4 cts/lb, market sources say. Several of the contracts remained unsettled into the third week of...
January 30, 2008
Ineos Capital says it has today received unconditional clearance from the European Commission for the purchase of the Hydro Polymers polyvinyl chloride and related businesses in...
January 14, 2008
Expectations for the plastics industry in 2008 are mixed, “with a strong first quarter and prices declining over the rest of the year,” says Sebastian Castelli, analyst at...
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...
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....
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.”...
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