Westlake Chemical Opens New Chlor-Alkali Plant
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 (http://bit.ly/1gfMNdX ) 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.