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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.”...
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...
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...
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."...
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...
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...
October 12, 2007
Robust global demand is driving most commodity polymer producers—particularly polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), and polyvinyl chloride (PVC)—to expand....
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