Westlake Chemical Corp. is a North American petrochemical producer. In North America, the company is the largest producer of low-density polyethylene, a plastic that goes into packaging, including plastic bags, plastic food wrap, and other forms of thin or flexible plastics. Westlake Chemical is also a major producer of commodity polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, and construction products used in water and sewage pipes in the United States. The company also has a European specialty PVC business that has exposure to the region's automotive end market.
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