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PVC Capacity Outpaces Demand

9:16 AM MDT | October 27, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) profitability is forecast to be low in the short term as demand growth will be slower than capacity increases, says CMAI’s (Houston) 2009 World Vinyls Analysis report. However, the five-year average for demand growth looks promising, the report says. CMAI expects global demand for chlor-alkali and vinyls to be fairly strong, averaging about 5%/year through 2013. China continues to make major coal-based PVC capacity expansions. “As developing economies in Asia expand, more PVC consumption is required to meet the demands of...

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