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Westlake starts up chlor-alkali plant at Geismar

9:10 AM MST | January 10, 2014 | —Deepti Ramesh

Westlake Chemical says it has started up its previously announced chlor-alkali plant at the company’s vinyls manufacturing complex at Geismar, LA. The new chlor-alkali plant has the capacity to produce 350,000 electrochemical units (ECUs)/year and utilizes membrane technology. The plant is adjacent to the complex’s existing vinyl chloride monomer and polyvinyl chloride facilities and has added about 70 employees at the site. The new Geismar plant and Westlake’s existing membrane chlor-alkali capacity at the Calvert City, KY, vinyls complex will...

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