05 August 2008 18:13 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Westlake Chemical is on track toward starting up a large diameter polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe facility in Calvert City, Kentucky, a company official said on Tuesday.
“Depending on market dynamics, we hope to run at full rates as soon as possible,” chief executive Albert Chao said during a conference call with investors.
“The large diameter pipe marketplace is still pretty strong,” he added, while acknowledging that slower municipal construction spending was a concern.
The new plant, which was announced in 2007, will be able to produce 50m lb/year large diameter PVC pipe, which is used in sewage and water projects.
The company plans to open another PVC pipe facility in
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