Westlake Chemical

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Traded as NYSEWLK
Industry Chemicals, Petrochemicals
Founded 1986
Headquarters Houston, Texas
Key people
Albert Chao (President and CEO)
Revenue Increase US$ 4.415 billion[1]
Increase US$ 678.523 million (2014)[1]
Number of employees
Website westlake.com

Westlake Chemical is an international manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and fabricated building products. The company is the largest producer of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) in the US and ranks among the Forbes Global 2000.[3][4]


In 2014, Westlake made a significant expansion in their ethylene production facilities in Sulphur, Louisiana.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Income Statement". Yahoo! Finance. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Introduction". Westlake Chemical. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies: Westlake Chemical is the ICIS Company of the Year". ICIS. September 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ "The World’s Biggest Public Companies". Forbes. 
  5. ^ Larino, Jennifer (23 October 2014). "Westlake Chemical to spend $330 million on ethylene plant expansion in Sulphur". Times-Picayune. Retrieved 16 March 2015.