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Westlake Chemical Restarts VCM Unit in Louisiana

Published on 2012-05-17. Author : SpecialChem

HOUSTON -- Westlake Chemical Corporation announced that its vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) unit at its complex in Geismar, Louisiana, damaged by a fire in late March, has been safely repaired and restarted. With the restart of this unit the overall site is now fully operational.

Westlake continues to cooperate with governmental authorities, including OSHA, EPA, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, and law enforcement, regarding the investigation into the factors contributing to the fire.

The company is working with its customers and suppliers to mitigate the impact of the outage and to meet their needs as production resumes.

About Westlake Chemical Corporation

Westlake Chemical Corporation is an international manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and building products with headquarters in Houston, Texas. The company's range of products includes: ethylene, polyethylene, styrene, propylene, caustic, VCM, PVC resin and PVC building products including pipe, windows and fence.

Source: Westlake


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