Westlake Chemical Opens New Chlor-Alkali Plant

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 10:35am
Associated Press

GEISMAR, La. (AP) — Westlake Chemical Corp. has started its new chlor-alkali plant located at its vinyls manufacturing complex in Geismar.

The facility created 70 full-time jobs and is adjacent to vinyl chloride monomer and polyvinyl chloride facilities at the Geismar complex.

The Advocate reports ( ) the Houston-based manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and building products said the new Geismar plant can produce up 350,000 electrochemical units of chlor-alkali annually.

Westlake's range of products includes ethylene, polyethylene, styrene, propylene, caustic, VCM, PVC resin and PVC building products, including pipe and specialty components, windows and fence.


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