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March 6, 2013
A legal dispute has erupted between Klesch Group (Geneva), a special situations investor; and Arkema over Kem One (Lyon, France), the former vinyls business of Arkema, which Klesch...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Klesch-and-Arkema-lock-horns-over-vinyls-producer-Kem-One_50221.html
March 1, 2013
Net income for the fourth quarter 2012 totaled $95.3 million, or $1.42 per diluted share, compared to net income of $26.4 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, in the year-ago period....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Westlake-earnings-soar-on-shale-advantage_49940.html
March 1, 2013
Solvay has confirmed CW reports that it plans to exit its Latin American polyvinyl chloride (PVC) business Indupa. The company reported Indupa as “assets held for sale” in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Solvay-to-sell-Latin-American-PVC-business-Indupa_50167.html
March 1, 2013
Schnur: Significant step in expanding CPVC business. Lubrizol and Sekisui Chemical (Tokyo) say they have agreed to establish a joint venture company in Thailand to manufacture...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Lubrizol-Sekisui-form-JV-for-Thai-manufacture-of-chlorinated-PVC_50144.html
February 21, 2013
Lubrizol and Sekisui Chemical (Tokyo) say that they have agreed to establish a joint venture company in Thailand to manufacture chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) resin. The jv...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Lubrizol-and-Sekisui-Chemical-to-establish-JV-to-manufacture-chlorinated-PVC-in-Thailand_49984.html
February 21, 2013
Ineos has announced that, following an internal asset review, it will restructure its chlor-vinyls business to address overcapacity in chlorine, vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Ineos-restructures-chlor-vinyls-business-including-plant-closures_49114.html
February 18, 2013
Solvay has confirmed CW’s exclusive report that it plans to exit its Latin American polyvinyl chloride (PVC) business Indupa. The company reported Indupa as “assets held...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Solvay-to-sell-Latin-American-PVC-business-Indupa_49926.html
February 14, 2013
Solvay achieved a 79% increase in its net income, group share, for the fourth quarter of 2012, to €203 million ($273 million) from €184 million in the fourth quarter a year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Solvays-fourth-quarter-net-income-soars-79-percent_49823.html
February 14, 2013
Axiall’s chlorovinyls segment posted operating income of $77 million for the quarter, up from $21.5 million in the year-ago period...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Chlorovinyls-drive-strong-fourth-quarter-for-Axiall_49824.html
February 13, 2013
The petrochemical portion of the Complejo Petroquimica Rio de Janeiro (Comperj) project at Itaborai, Brazil, will eventually require an investment of more than $5 billion, says Carlos...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Report-Braskems-investment-in-Comperj-petchem-project-valued-at-more-than-$3-2-billion_49739.html
February 11, 2013
European January chlorine production reflects a month-on-month improvement in downstream demand owing to seasonal restocking of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). However, chlorine offtake was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/European-chlorine-production-up-4-6-percent-on-previous-month-reflecting-moderately-higher-PVC-demand_49735.html
February 8, 2013
Force Ouvrière (FO; Paris) and Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT: Montreuil, France) have expressed concerns about the future of Kem One (Lyon...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Report-Trade-unions-concerned-about-the-future-of-Kem-One_49715.html
February 8, 2013
Mexichem's (Mexico City) fourth-quarter preliminary sales figure was 14.42 billion Mexican pesos ($1.14 billion), 38% higher than in the same period the year before, the company says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Mexichem-reports-fourth-quarter-preliminary-sales-up-38-percent_49709.html
February 7, 2013
Braskem's net profit swung back to positive territory in the fourth quarter of 2012 as the company reported 275 million reais ($138.3 million) in net earnings, compared with a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Braskem-swings-to-a-net-profit-in-the-fourth-quarter_49647.html
February 4, 2013
Workers maintaining safety and security at the former Vinyls Italia site in Porto Marghera, Italy, have walked off the job in protest of nonpayment of nine months of unpaid...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Employees-at-former-Vinyls-Italia-Porto-Marghera-site-leave-their-posts_49533.html
February 1, 2013
Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) has completed the sale of Profialis, its continental European polyvinyl chloride (PVC) profiles activities, to private equity firm OpenGate Capital (Los...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Tessenderlo-closes-Profialis-divestment_49502.html
January 25, 2013
PKN Orlen's (Plock, Poland) petrochemical operations swung back into positive earnings territory during the fourth quarter of 2012, with the company's consolidated results showing a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/PKN-Orlens-petrochemical-activities-swing-to-a-quarterly-profit_49356.html
January 16, 2013
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) will introduce a new group organization effective 1 February 2013, the company announced today. The move aims to, for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Gurit-reorganizes-and-rebrands_49007.html
January 14, 2013
European chlorine production was down in December, according to the latest figures published by industry association Euro Chlor (Brussels) today. European chlorine capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/plastics/polyvinyl_chloride/Poor-PVC-demand-reflected-in-low-EU-chlorine-capacity-utilization-in-December_48952.html
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