In the U.S., our polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin is utilized by Westlake companies North American Pipe Corporation (NAPCO) and Westech Building Products. North American Pipe manufactures and sells pipe and fittings and Westech Building Products fabricates and sells products for residential and commercial construction. These products are used in projects ranging from water and sewer systems to home and commercial applications for fence, deck rail, window and door systems.
As the second largest PVC pipe manufacturer in the United States, NAPCO manufactures a broad range of rubber gasketed, solvent weld and restrained joint PVC pipes and fittings. NAPCO pipe is used in a wide range of applications including municipal water and sewer, residential plumbing, water well, mining, and agricultural and turf irrigation. Westech Building Products markets PVC decking including TruGrain made with Resysta®, railing and fencing products, as well as profiles for windows and patio doors. All Westlake Building Products including NAPCO are sold through external distribution channels. The combined capacity of the 10 manufacturing facilities across the United States is 1.2 billion pounds per year.
In China, through Suzhou Huasu Plastics Company JV, we manufacture a wide range of products including PVC resin and a variety of film products. These film products are used in roof membranes, wallpaper, pool liners, inflatable products, automotive, stationery, insulation tapes, medical care, labels and graphics.