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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. 

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Fire-injures-14-at-Formosas-Point-Comfort-TX-site_51743.html
April 30, 2013
CW has learned that Ineos is at an advanced stage of discussions with an unnamed party to transfer the Kerling chlor-vinyls business into a joint venture, which would become one of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Ineos-to-hive-off-vinyls-into-joint-venture-Rafnes-cracker-to-stay-with-Ineos_51595.html
April 30, 2013
Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) reports a net profit of 836 million Mexican pesos ($69 million) during the first quarter of this year, down 54% from the peso1.8 billion reported during...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Mexichems-net-profit-drops-54-percent-during-the-first-quarter_51593.html
April 29, 2013
VinylPlus, the European polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industry's sustainable development program, recorded 362,076 m.t. of PVC recycled last year, keeping it on track to meet the challenge...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/VinylPlus-on-track-to-meet-2020-PVC-recycling-targets_51551.html
April 24, 2013
Brazil has proposed a set of tax cuts to boost its petrochemical sector and ethanol sector, according to a statement from the Finance Ministry (Brasilia) issued on Wednesday...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Brazil-proposes-measures-to-stimulate-the-petrochemical-and-ethanol-industries_51399.html
April 17, 2013
State-owned energy company Pertamina (Jakarta) has confirmed the selection of PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) as its partner in a previously announced petrochemical complex on the island of Java, Indonesia....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Pertamina-confirms-PTT-as-partner-in-$5-billion-complex_51082.html
April 15, 2013
The government of Ukraine has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Lukoil (Moscow) to restart production at Karpatnaftokhim, Lukoil's  polyvinyl chloride (PVC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Ukraine-PVC-plant-to-restart-following-agreement-between-government-and-Lukoil_51157.html
April 10, 2013
Beleaguered polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer Kem One (Lyon, France) has secured funding that it says will enable the company to continue operating under the terms of its receivership...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Kem-One-secures-funding-to-continue-operating-under-terms-of-receivership_51021.html
April 4, 2013
International Process Plants (IPP; Hamilton, NJ) says it has put  former Vinyls Italia assets at Porto Marghera and Porto Torres, Italy up for sale. The facilities, owned earlier...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Former-Vinyls-Italia-plants-at-Porto-Marghera-and-Porto-Torres-up-for-sale_50946.html
March 28, 2013
Vinyls company Kem One (Lyon, France) has, as expected, been put into receivership by the commercial court of Lyon. The move follows a filing for insolvency with the court by Kem One's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Kem-One-enters-receivership-Arkema-denies-responsibility_50786.html
March 27, 2013
Metabolix reported fourth quarter 2012 results today, citing increased revenue and a slight gain in net income—though net income was reported as a loss for the quarter. Sales of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Metabolix-releases-fourth-quarter-results-announces-Chinese-film-distribution-deal_50756.html
March 26, 2013
Troubled vinyls company Kem One (Lyon, France) was scheduled to present to a Lyon court this morning an "application to default on its debts," French media reports say...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Vinyls-company-Kem-One-applies-to-default-on-its-debts_50738.html
March 25, 2013
Kem One (Lyon, France), a manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride, will file for insolvency tomorrow, according to various reports in the French press. The filing follows a works council...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Reports-Kem-One-to-file-for-insolvency_50720.html
March 25, 2013
PolyOne has entered into an agreement to sell its vinyl dispersion, blending, and suspension resin assets to Mexichem (Tlalneplantla, Mexico) for $250 million in cash, PolyOne...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/PolyOne-to-sell-its-vinyls-assets-to-Mexichem-in-$250-million-cash-deal_50715.html
March 19, 2013
A legal dispute has erupted between Klesch Group (Geneva), a special situations investor; and Arkema over Kem One (Lyon, France), the former polyvinyl chloride (PVC) business of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Klesch-and-Arkema-at-odds-over-PVC-producer-Kem-One_50302.html
March 19, 2013
Lubrizol says it will invest more than $400 million over the next 4 years to expand chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) resin and compounding manufacturing capacity globally. Each...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Lubrizol-to-invest-$400-million-to-expand-chlorinated-PVC_50544.html
March 14, 2013
Lubrizol says it will invest more than $400 million over the next four years to expand its chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) resin and compounding manufacturing capacity globally...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Lubrizol-to-invest-$400-million-to-expand-chlorinated-PVC-capacity-globally_50498.html
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