Public Company Limited (VNT), in which Belgium''s Solvay SA owns a 49.99-per cent
stake, is set to acquire plastics manufacturer APEX Petrochemical Company Limited
(APEX). Vinythai expects to complete the transaction within the third quarter
of 2007, subject to regulatory and shareholder approval.
manufactures polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins and chlor-alkali in Thailand. Its
production facility located at Tambol Map Ta Phut, Amphur Muang, in Thailand''s
Rayong Province has a manufacturing capacity of 120,000 metric tones per annum
(mtpa), would expand Vinythai''s existing production of 210,000 mtpa to 330,000
will be financed through borrowing from an unnamed local financial institution.
Vinythai, this acquisition is in keeping with its plans to have a fully integrated
PVC production capacity of 400,000 mtpa, to serve the growing demand from the
local market and will be well positioned to meet the growing demand for PVC in
the competitive South East Asian market.
the already announced increase production capacity by 70,000 tpa, the fully integrated
capacity will become 400,000 mtpa by the mid 2008.
new production capacity will be aligned with Vinythai''s production process, which
is based on the principle of best available technology, keeping in this way the
high plant efficiency and the high standard of environment protection. This will
reinforce Vinythai''s position as a key player in the regional vinyl industry and
add significant value for the Company and its shareholders.
currently has a fully integrated PVC production capacity of 210,000 tpa, with
VCM capacity of 400,000 tpa, Chlorine capacity of 240,000 tpa, EDC capacity of
320,000 tpa, and Caustic Soda capacity of 266,000 tpa.
is a listed company on the Stock Exchange of Thailand and its major shareholders
include Solvay SA of Belgium, PTT Chemical Public Company Limited of Thailand
and the Charoen Pokphand Group of Thailand, which current holding 49.99 per cent,
24.98 per cent and 11.85 per cent in it respectively.