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Westlake Global Compounds and Resinex to Supply PVC Compounds in European and Turkish Markets
October 2, 2023
Westlake Global Compounds, a leading provider of specialty plastics compounds and a Westlake company, and Resinex, a leader in plastic distribution in Europe, today announced that the companies will extend the sales presence of Westlake’s PVC compounds. The partnership will combine Westlake’s expertise in PVC compounds with Resinex’s expertise in distributing polymers solutions to extend Westlake products’ access throughout the Resinex organization.
"We are excited to partner with Resinex with our European compounding business," said Renee Havrilla, Vice President of Westlake Global Compounds. "Resinex is a highly respected company with a strong track record of cooperation with its customers. Together, we will be able to offer our customers a wider range of high-quality PVC compounds that their specific needs."
The partnership will focus on the European and Turkish market. The companies expect to begin shipping products in the fourth quarter of 2023.
HR Asia Magazine published a list of 122 excellent businesses that received the award of Best Place to Work in Asia 2023.
August 3rd, 2023
On August 3, 2023 in Ho Chi Minh City, HR Asia Magazine published a list of 122 excellent businesses that received the award of Best Place to Work in Asia 2023 – Vietnam chapter. These are all businesses that have made great contributions constantly for the satisfaction, compensation and benefits, and development of employees. In addition to making efforts to create an ideal and positive working environment to promote diversity, equity, and inclusive development. In Vietnam this year, 49,508 employees from 642 enterprises participated in the Total Engagement Assessment Model (T.E.A.M) survey for this award.
Westlake Compounds Vietnam Co., Ltd. is honored to be recognized by HR Asia magazine as "Asia's Best Place to Work in 2023 – Vietnam Chapter". Westlake Compounds Vietnam is a member of Westlake Global Compounds which is global leader for PVC compounds to diverse industries: Medical, Automotive, Building Construction, Consumer Goods and Packaging. The wide range of our products includes rigid and flexible grades for extrusion, injection, pressing and roto-molding: a full set of possibilities for manufacturers and end-users to answer any specific application.
Westlake Corporation has once again been named to the prestigious Fortune 500 list.
June 22nd, 2023
Westlake Global Compounds is thrilled to share that Westlake Corporation has once again been named to the prestigious Fortune 500 list for the sixth consecutive year! This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team at Westlake. What's more, Texas now boasts an impressive 55 Fortune 500 corporate headquarters - more than any other state in the country. We are proud to call Texas our home and to be part of such a vibrant and thriving business community.
Interwire Trade Exposition 2023.
May 19th, 2023
Westlake Global Compounds had a wonderful time at the Interwire Tradeshow Exposition 2023! We attended several informative sessions and had the pleasure of sharing a booth with our longstanding strategic partner M. Holland. Thank you to all of the fantastic people that stopped by the booth to talk about exciting innovations in the wire and cable industries.
Westlake Global Compounds Celebrates Groundbreaking of Taicang Site
March 8, 2023
In January, Westlake Global Compounds celebrated the groundbreaking of a new site in Taicang, Jiangsu, China. The new site will feature a number of equipment and technology upgrades, including an improved automation system. Taicang is located on the south of the Yangtze River estuary opposite Nantong, and is bordered by Shanghai to the south, and is due east from Suzhou.
“The purpose of this project is to improve safety compliance, increase capacity, and support new business in China," said Dany Wang, project manager at the nearby Westlake Global Compounds site located in Changshu, Jiangsu. Operations at the Changshu site will move to the Taicang facility once it is completed.
The investment into this new facility will allow Westlake to continue to serve the Chinese and Asian markets with products that are essential for daily life. The site will manufacture slush vinyl powder used for high end automotive dashboards and pellet vinyl compounds used for automotive exteriors, building construction, medical applications and other consumer goods. The Taicang site's proximity to the Westlake Huasu facility, which the company has operated since 1992, will allow for synergistic opportunities and cost advantages.
The facility's groundbreaking was attended by Westlake representatives including Yaoming Li, president of Westlake Huasu; Vanessa Wang, managing director, Westlake Epoxy Asia and associate general counsel; and Xiaoping Wu, vice president - Manufacturing, Westlake Huasu. Lu Zheng, deputy director of Taicang Port Management Committee and Huiguo Chen, general manager of SIEG also attended the event.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Westlake Corporation, Albert Chao and the Chao Family Receives 2023 McNair Civic Leadership Award.
February 2, 2023
On February 2, 2023, the Greater Houston Partnership(GHP), the chamber of commerce in Metro Houston awarded the McNair Civic Leadership Award to the Chao Family during their annual meeting. "This was the first time the award was presented to a family whose members exemplify the great power that lies in civic and philanthropic leadership—and have built a legacy that transcends borders," the GHP stated in a news release. Learn More Chao Family Receives the Partnership's 2023 McNair Civic Leadership Award (houston.org)
PLASTICS TRADE FAIR IN DUSSELDORF
August 8, 2022
Westlake Global Compounds will be partaking in the plastics trade fair in Duesseldorf, which starts on October 19, 2022. You can look forward to our new products and a personal exchange at our booth.
You will find us in our new look in hall 5, booth B42.
We will be there for you from October 19 to 26.
We look forward to meeting you!
WESTLAKE COMPOUNDS GERMANY GMBH GRANTED ISCC PLUS CERTIFICATION
July 3, 2022
Westlake Compounds Germany GmbH has received an International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) Plus for the production of bio-circular and renewable compounds at its plant in Eilenburg, Germany.
ISCC PLUS is a standard well-recognized by all stakeholders for recycled and bio-based materials. ISCC PLUS certification provides traceability along the supply chain and verifies that companies meet environmental and social standards. All relevant elements of the supply chain must obtain a certificate to handle sustainable materials.
Instead of banning plastic from modern society, the circular economy takes a more holistic approach to the plastic waste problem. The idea of a circular economy is based on the concept: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
May 16, 2022
Westlake Global Compounds and Griffine Enduction - part of COTTING GROUP Griffine Plastibert - have announced a Sales and Distribution Partnership 🤝 to introduce Calligram™, a new innovative synthetic leather, in the European market.
PARTNERSHIP WITH FILLAMENTUM
April 22, 2019
Fillamentum brand has launched another new FFF filament: Named Vinyl 303, this material has been developed in collaboration with NAKAN from Resitech GMBH.
This material is made from PVC, presenting excellent resistance to chemical corrosion, fire retardancy and high mechanical performance.
WESTLAKE CHEMICAL JOINS GLOBAL ALLIANCE TO END PLASTIC WASTE
March 22, 2019
Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK), today announced the company has joined the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), an organization launched in January 2019 to advance solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean.
“Westlake is pleased to have joined the Alliance to End Plastic Waste as part of our long-standing commitment to sustainability,” said Albert Chao, President and Chief Executive Officer, Westlake Chemical Corporation. “With our core value of being a good corporate citizen, we are committed to being a leader in sustainable practices and a responsible environmental steward.”
WESTLAKE CHEMICAL CLOSES PURCHASE OF NAKAN
January 2, 2019
Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) today completed the previously announced acquisition of NAKAN™, a global compounding solutions business.