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Georgia Gulf to Temporarily Shutter PVC

12:26 PM MST | November 9, 2007 | Rebecca Coons

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.” The company did not specify which plants would be affected by the move. Georgia Gulf previously announced that it would start up 450 million lbs/year of new PVC capacity at Plaquemine, LA in early 2008. That expansion, combined with the shutdown, would bring Georgia Gulf’s net PVC capacity reduction to 250 million lbs/year. North American vinyls producers are facing...

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