Westlake manufactures three primary petrochemicals within the Olefins business segment – ethylene, polyethylene and styrene monomer. Most of our ethylene production supplies our internal needs in the polyethylene and vinyls businesses.
As the world’s most widely used polymer, polyethylene enables converters to design innovative packages and make performance improvements to countless products that enhance our lives every day – from packaging films that protect against impact and temperature extremes, coatings and adhesives used in cartons engineered to transport perishable foods without refrigeration, to medical films and personal care products supporting public health.
Westlake manufactures two primary petrochemicals within our Olefins business segment - ethylene and styrene monomer. Most of our ethylene production supplies our internal needs in our polyethylene and vinyls businesses.
About Westlake Chemical Partners
In 2014, we formed Westlake Chemical Partners (NYSE: WLKP), a limited partnership formed by Westlake Corporation to operate, acquire and develop ethylene production facilities and related assets. Our business and operations are conducted through OpCo, a recently-formed partnership between Westlake Corporation and Westlake Chemical Partners. The assets included in this partnership include three ethylene production facilities in Calvert City, Kentucky, and Lake Charles, Louisiana, with an annual capacity of approximately 3.7 billion pounds and a 200-mile ethylene pipeline. To view the Partners website, CLICK HERE.
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