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Westlake to increase ethylene, PVC capacity

6:21 AM MDT | October 5, 2012 | —Lindsay Frost

Chao: Ethylene, chlorine expansions boost integration. Westlake Chemical says it will convert its Calvert City, KY ethylene plant from propane to ethane feedstock as it seeks to take advantage of improved economics for lighter feedstocks as ethane extraction capacity expands significantly in the US. Westlake also plans to increase ethylene capacity at the site from 450 million lbs/year, to 630 million lbs/year, as part of the coversion. Westlake will also expand its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Calvert City—adding about 200 million lbs/year to the...

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