Westlake Chemical

Westlake Chemical's Lake Charles Complex started in 1986 and now produces ethylene, polyethylene, styrene and some co-products. The Lake Charles Complex consists of two production sites plus a marine terminal. The Petrochemical Complex contains two ethylene production plants, a styrene monomer plant, and polyethylene plant. The Polymers Complex contains five polyethylene manufacturing lines.

With over 600 employees and core contractors, Westlake employees produce chemicals that are used in products that enhance our lives every day ranging from bread bags to toys to medical containers.

Ethylene is the key building block chemical that is used to produce styrene and polyethylene.

Styrene is used to produce polystyrene which is used in food packaging, housewares, paints, and building materials.

Polyethylene is used to produce a variety of different plastic products, including bakery bags, food storage bags, milk jugs, trash bags, and plastic pails to name a few.

In addition to producing these products, Westlake Chemical has a strong commitment to safety and community involvement. Both of Westlake Chemical's Lake Charles Manufacturing Complexes are OSHA VPP Star Sites, indicating that our injury rate is well below the national average in our industry. Westlake Chemical employees are active in the community, supporting a vast array of activities and initiatives, ranging from Partners in Education, The United Way, Chem Expo, Special Olympics, Junior Achievement, American Cancer's Relay for Life and many more. 

For more information regarding Westlake Chemical, please visit the Westlake Chemical website. 



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