Westlake ups vinyls | February 26, 2018 Issue - Vol. 96 Issue 9 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 96 Issue 9 | p. 14 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 26, 2018

Westlake ups vinyls

Department: Business
Keywords: Investment, Germany, polyvinyl chloride
Vinnolit's plant in Gendorf, Germany.
Credit: Vinnolit
A photo of Vinnolit's plant in Gendorf, Germany.
Vinnolit's plant in Gendorf, Germany.
Credit: Vinnolit

Westlake Chemical is planning expansions at plants in the U.S. and Germany that will increase its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) capacity by about 350,000 metric tons per year and its vinyl chloride output by 90,000 metric tons per year. The company will expand specialty PVC capacity in Burghausen, Germany. It will boost suspension PVC in Geismar, La. The vinyl chloride expansions will take place in Geismar and Gendorf, Germany. In addition, Westlake will boost chlorine output in Gendorf. The company says the expansions are its first in Germany since it bought the vinyls maker Vinnolit in 2014.

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