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Petronas to exit vinyls through closure, divestment

7:46 AM MST | November 12, 2012

Wan Zulkiflee: Optimizing PCG’s product portfolio. Petronas Chemicals Group (PCG; Kuala Lumpur) says it plans to exit the vinyls business. PCG will close permanently a vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) plant and a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) unit at the company’s Kertih, Malaysia petrochemical complex and divest a PVC facility at Vung Tau, Vietnam. The Kertih plants, operated by wholly owned PCG subsidiary Vinyl Chloride Malaysia, have capacity for 400,000 m.t./year of VCM and 180,000 m.t./year of PVC, IHS Chemical says. The Vung Tau unit, operated by Phu My...

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