Westlake Chemical's previously-announced expansion of the Petro 2 ethylene
unit at its Lake Charles complex in Louisiana has begun,
the company said on Thursday.
This expansion will be completed in
conjunction with a planned maintenance turnaround and will
increase ethane-based ethylene capacity by approximately
230-240 million lbs/year in support of the company's
ethylene integration strategy, according to
The unit is expected to be down approximately 60 days for the
work to be completed.
Houston-based Westlake manufactures and supplies petrochemicals, polymers and
building products. The range of products includes
ethylene, polyethylene, styrene, propylene, caustic, VCM, PVC
and PVC pipe, windows and fence.