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SolVin VCM and PVC Plants Will Be Relocated to Egypt

11:52 AM MDT | July 27, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

SolVin (Brussels) says it has agreed to sell two mothballed plants located at Ludwigshafen, formerly owned by BASF, to Trust Chemical Industries (TCI; Port Said, Egypt) for relocation to Port Said. The units are designed to produce 160,000 m.t./year of vinyl chloride monomer and 180,000 m.t./year of polyvinyl chloride, and were closed at the end of 2005. TCI is being acquired by Chemplast Sanmar (Chennai, India) from Egyptian businessman Islail M. Ismail. It operates a chlor-alkali complex at Port Said with capacity for 200,000 m.t./year of caustic soda and is...

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