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WESTLAKE
Sales and EBITDA plunge in Q2 and H1 / Trade uncertainty and slower economic growth hit profits at olefins and vinyls
13.08.2019
WESTLAKE
Sales in 2019 seen at best up by 2% and EBITDA declining one quarter / Q2 results forecast down
24.07.2019
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Alliance to End Plastic Waste adds 12 new members / Sinopec first Chinese supporter
24.07.2019
WORLD TRADE
Trade war leads to plummeting US polymer exports to China / Imports to Europe continue to grow / EU considers imposing punitive tariffs on US plastics
24.05.2019
LOTTE
USD 3.1 bn Lake Charles hub inaugurated / MEG plant called biggest in US / Joint cracker with Westlake
15.05.2019
WESTLAKE
Record sales and EBITDA / Vinyl business as the driving force / Slump in net profit
27.02.2019
SAINT-GOBAIN
Building materials group ceases PVC production / US subsidiary CertainTeed closes its plant
11.02.2019
WESTLAKE
Purchase of French PVC compounder Nakan completed
17.01.2019
WESTLAKE
Purchase of European PVC compounder Nakan / Fate of Alphacan and Omniplast unclear
28.09.2018
PVC
Shift in international trade flows / US producers push towards Europe / Trade war causes collapse of US deliveries to Turkey / European market desirable due to high-price structure
16.08.2018
WESTLAKE
Roger Kearns is new executive VP of Vinyl Chemicals
07.05.2018
WESTLAKE
Capacity increases for PVC and VCM in Germany / Large PVC expansion at US site
22.03.2018
STYRENE
China considers anti-dumping duties on styrene monomer / US, South Korea and Taiwan affected
16.02.2018
VINNOLIT
Managing director Karl-Martin Schellerer named VP Europe & Asia Vinyls Chemicals at Westlake
20.09.2017
WESTLAKE
Takeover of Axiall completed / Creation of North American olefins and vinyls leader
02.09.2016
WESTLAKE
US and Canadian authorities nod off Axiall acquisition / Deal could close by end of August
22.08.2016
AXIALL / LOTTE
Groundbreaking ceremony for Louisiana ethane cracker / Start-up expected in 2019
17.06.2016
WESTLAKE
USD 3.8 bn is the magic number / Latest takeover bid accepted by Axiall / Combined company will become North America's second-largest PVC producer
15.06.2016
AXIALL
South Korea's Lotte Group issues unsolicited offer for vinyls producer / Onset of a bidding war with Westlake?
09.06.2016
WESTLAKE
Latest bid for Axiall summarily rejected again / CEO Chao issues open letter to shareholders / Calls for new board
06.04.2016
AXIALL
Board summarily rejects latest Westlake takeover proposal / Shareholders addressed in open letter
03.02.2016
VINNOLIT
CEO Josef Ertl to retire in October / Karl-Martin Schellerer to take the lead
20.07.2015
WESTLAKE
Expanded US vinyls complex dedicated / Cracker converted to ethane / Raising output in Lake Charles
31.10.2014
NPE
Several raw material suppliers book space for "Customer Service Centres" in Orlando / Fair at 94% of total capacity
11.08.2014
WESTLAKE
Vinnolit acquisition wrapped up / “Major step” on US PVC producer's strategic path
01.08.2014
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