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Westlake May Build Chlor-Alkali Plant

1:48 PM MDT | August 9, 2007 | Peck Hwee Sim

Westlake Chemical says it has filed for a permit for the potential construction of a chlor-alkali plant at Geismar, LA with up to 350,000 tons/year of chlorine capacity. Westlake says the plant would start up in fourth-quarter 2009 if the company decides to proceed. The plant would improve integration for its vinyls operations into chlorine, it says. Westlake has a chlor-alkali plant at Calvert City, KY with 171,000 tons/year of chlorine capacity, and buys about 350,000 tons/year of chlorine to feed its vinyls production. “If market conditions continue to...

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