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Vinyls Italia Stalling on Restart

12:27 PM MST | December 21, 2009 | Peter Mapleston

Production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) at Vinyls Italia's sites in northeastern Italy and Sardinia has yet to restart, despite an agreement signed last month with ENI (Rome) for the supply of feedstocks and utilities to Vinyls Italia. It had been expected earlier that Vinyls Italia's idled units could be reactivated on about December 15. One source close to the company says that production could yet begin before the end of the year, however. He cites bank funding as the key stumbling block. Vinyls Italia has been in special...

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