Westlake to expand capacities
Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK) will expand capacities for the production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) at three of its chemical facilities.
Shin-Etsu PVC to expand VCM plant
Shin-Etsu PVC BV in the Netherlands will expand its VCM production capacity from 500,000 tpy to 600,000 tpy.
Uhde lands China contract
Dortmund-based Uhde GmbH has been awarded a contract by Sinopec International in Beijing to engineer China’s biggest vinyl chloride (VCM) plant with a capacity of 400,000 tonnes per year.
Monomer plant in China?
South Korea's LG Chem is studying whether to build a vinyl chloride monomer plant in China to complement its proposed ethylene dichloride plant in Australia, a company source has said.