Issue Date: July 4, 2011
Pemex, Mexichem Plan Joint Venture
Mexico state oil firm Pemex plans to form a vinyl chloride joint venture with privately held Mexichem that will eventually triple Pemex’ vinyl chloride output to 400,000 metric tons per year. The two firms will invest $556 million in the venture. Mexichem uses vinyl chloride to make polyvinyl chloride for wire coatings and plastic pipe. The firms have a preexisting relationship: A Mexichem plant in Veracruz supplies chlorine that Pemex uses to make vinyl chloride.
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