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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
May 17, 2013
Mexichem (Tlalneplantla, Mexico) has received clearance from FTC—and its equivalent body in Germany—for Mexichem's acquisition of the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) specialty...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Mexichem-cleared-to-acquire-PolyOnes-specialty-PVC-assets-bidding-for-Solvays-Indupa-assets_52133.html
May 15, 2013
Arkema's first-quarter adjusted net income contracted by 21.1% from €123 million ($159.7 million) in the first quarter of 2012, to €97 million, the company announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Arkemas-first-quarter-net-income-shrinks-by-21-1-percent-on-mixed-economic-environment_52011.html
May 10, 2013
Indebted petrochemical producer Oltchim (Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania), will lay off a quarter of its staff starting next week, according to reports in the Romanian press. About...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Report-Romanias-Oltchim-to-lay-off-25-percent-of-its-staff_51883.html
May 9, 2013
Braskem's first quarter earnings totaled R$227 million ($113 million), up 49% year-over-year (YOY) from R$152 million, but down 18% sequentially from R$275 million in the fourth quarter of 2012....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Braskem-first-quarter-net-income-up-49-percent_51886.html
May 8, 2013
Axiall on Tuesday reported adjusted net income for the quarter totaled $45.1 million, up 63% year-on-year (YOY) from $27.6 million. Adjusted earnings per share were 75 cts/share...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Axiall-reports-first-quarter-net-income-of-$45-million-misses-estimates_51857.html
May 7, 2013
(This story has been corrected. An earlier version stated that Westlake's first quarter net income increased by 190% YOY, whereas the actual increase was 40%. We regret the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Westlake-earnings-leap-40-percent-YOY-beat-street-estimate-corrected_51768.html
May 3, 2013

A fire at an ethylene purification unit at Formosa Plastics’ complex at Point Comfort, TX yesterday, injured 14 people. Eight of the injured have been treated and released as of Friday morning, according to a company spokesperson. 

The fire occurred in an ethylene purification area near the site’s “PE 1” high-density polyethylene (HDPE) production unit. 

...

http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Fire-injures-14-at-Formosas-Point-Comfort-TX-site_51743.html
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