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October 10, 2013
The prospects for most chlor-alkali and vinyls producers are not good: over the next 10 years, the global market for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) will be oversupplied by an annual average of 18 million m.t., according to analysts at IHS Chemical. However, producers in the United States will be able to maintain profitability, owing to low energy costs resulting from the boom in shale gas development, they say....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/IHS-Shale-to-shield-US-chlor-alkali-vinyls-from-huge-global-overcapacity_55798.html
September 26, 2013
The commercial court of Lyon, France, has granted the three bidders for debt-ridden polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer Kem One (Lyon) two additional months to finalize their respective...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Kem-One-bidders-granted-two-more-months-to-finalize-takeover-plans_55449.html
September 25, 2013
Lubrizol will build a chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) resin and compounding facility at its Louisville, KY site. Total investment will be $108 million, according to a statement...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Lubrizol-to-expand-chlorinated-PVC-at-Louisville-KY-site_55441.html
September 23, 2013
Three bidders remain in the race for the takeover of beleaguered polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer Kem One (Lyon, France) after the extended submission period, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Three-bidders-remain-for-French-PVC-producer-Kem-One_55356.html
September 17, 2013
Ineos and Solvay have submitted an application for competition clearance to the European Commission for the companies' planned 50-50 vinyls joint venture, the companies announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Ineos-Solvay-submit-PVC-JV-clearance-application-to-European-Commission_55207.html
September 12, 2013
Pemex Petroquímica (Coatzacoalcos), the petrochemical subsidiary of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico City); and Mexichem  (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) have fulfilled the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Mexichem-enters-VCM-venture-with-Pemex_55128.html
September 11, 2013
Ineos may be considering selling its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Schkopau, Germany, to gain approval from the European Commission for the previously announced PVC joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Report-Ineos-mulling-sale-of-PVC-plant-in-Germany-to-help-gain-EU-approval-of-JV-with-Solvay_55100.html
September 11, 2013
The official receiver for Kem One (Lyon, France) has received four takeover proposals for the company, Kem One has announced. Discussions continue with the principal stakeholders, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Receiver-accepts-four-proposals-to-acquire-Kem-One-bid-deadline-extension-requested_55093.html
September 11, 2013
Tosoh says its Taiyo Vinyl subsidiary is expanding polyvinyl chloride (PVC) capacity at the Chiba, Japan, manufacturing complex. The company will add 10,000 m.t./year capacity by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Tosoh-hikes-PVC-capacity-in-Japan_55091.html
September 5, 2013
Braskem is participating in the bidding process to acquire Indupa (Buenos Aires), Solvay's South American polyvinyl chloride (PVC) business, which is up for sale, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Braskem-confirms-participation-in-bidding-for-Solvays-Indupa-PVC-business_54946.html
August 30, 2013
Petrochemical sales volume in Brazil was up 2.46% year-on-year (YOY) in June and July, according to Abiquim (São Paulo), the country's chemical industry association. Domestic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Brazils-domestic-petchem-sales-up-2-46-percent-in-June-July_54839.html
July 31, 2013
Mexichem's (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) previously announced vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) joint venture with Pemex (Mexico City) is expected to start operating during the third quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Mexichem-expects-VCM-venture-with-Pemex-to-launch-in-third-quarter-posts-48-percent-net-profit-fall_54096.html
July 8, 2013
The official receiver for troubled polyvinyl chloride producer Kem One (Lyon, France) has accepted an eighth letter expressing interest in the acquisition of the company, Kem One...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Receiver-accepts-eighth-expression-of-interest-in-Kem-One-bids-to-be-presented-at-court-tomorrow_53426.html
July 4, 2013
RusVinyl, a joint venture between Sibur (Moscow) and Solvin, has completed construction of a logistics platform that forms part of RusVinyl's polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/RusVinyl-completes-logistics-platform-to-start-pre-marketing-activities-in-third-quarter_53390.html
June 20, 2013
Evonik Industries has launched production of its previously announced phthalate-free plasticizer 1,2-cyclohexa dicarboxylic acid diisononyl ester at the company's Marl, Germany site...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Evonik-launches-production-of-phthalate-free-plasticizer_52959.html
June 19, 2013
Shin-Etsu says its US subsidiary Shintech will invest $500 million to expand chlor-alkali, vinyl chloride monomer, and polyvinyl chloride at production sites in Louisiana. Project completion is targeted for 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Shin-Etsu-to-invest-$500-million-to-boost-US-vinyls-capacity_52911.html
June 19, 2013
Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) has completed the previously announced sale of its compounding activities to Mitsubishi Chemical, Tessenderlo announced today. The sale comprises 4...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Tessenderlo-completes-sale-of-compounding-activities-to-Mitsubishi-Chemical_52909.html
June 17, 2013
Kem One (Lyon, France), the former vinyls business of Arkema, says that seven potential buyers have expressed an interest in acquiring the firm's assets currently in receivership...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Kem-One-receives-7-letters-of-interest-from-potential-buyers_52859.html
June 13, 2013
The deadline for bids to acquire debt-ridden vinyls producer Kem One (Lyon, France) is tomorrow. A decision on the bids is expected in early July. Kem One went into receivership on 27...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Deadline-for-bids-to-buy-Kem-One-is-imminent_52807.html
May 21, 2013
Ineos and Solvay have confirmed CW’s exclusive report that they are forming a vinyls joint venture (CW, May 6, p. 7)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Ineos-and-Solvay-confirm-plans-for-vinyls-JV-Solvay-to-exit-PVC_52087.html
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