Processing Magazine

Westlake Chemical to expand ethylene capacity in Lake Charles, La.

September 27, 2012

HOUSTON — Westlake Chemical Corp. will expand its Petro 2 ethylene unit at its complex in Lake Charles, La., the company announced Monday.

The expansion will increase ethane-based ethylene capacity by approximately 230 to 240 million pounds annually.

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The unit is expected to be down approximately 50 days for the work to be completed, the company said.

Houston-based Westlake Chemical manufactures petrochemicals, polymers and building products.