Westlake Chemical is an international manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and fabricated building products, which are fundamental to various consumer and industrial markets. The company was founded by Ting Tsung Chao in 1986. it is the largest producer of low-density polyethylene in the US and ranks among the Forbes Global 2000. Westlake Chemical operates in two segments: Olefins and Vinyls, and is also an integrated producer of vinyls, with substantial downstream integration into polyvinyl chloride building products.
In 2014, Westlake made a significant expansion in their ethylene production facilities in Sulphur, Louisiana. In 2014, Westlake acquired the German polyvinyl chloride manufacturer Vinnolit.
In 2016, Westlake acquired U.S. chlor-alkali producer Axiall Corporation for US$3.8 billion.
In June 2021, Westlake purchased the United States building products business of Boral for $2.2 billion
Highest paying job titles at Westlake Chemical Corporation include Controls Engineer, Environmental Manager, and HR Manager