HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Two Westlake Corporation manufacturing sites in Canada with related chlor-alkali and pipe and fitting products will be featured on the acclaimed docu-series EARTH with John Holden the last Sunday of September and first two Sundays of October. The segment will highlight the production of chlorine from saltwater, which when blended with ethylene creates polyvinyl chloride or PVC resin, which is then used to manufacture PVC pipe. One of the many uses of chlorine is for the treatment of drinking water, and much of the pipe manufactured by Westlake Pipe & Fittings, including the new PVC-Oriented (PVC-O) pipe shown in the segment, is used to deliver clean water to homes and businesses in the United States and Canada.
Episode 21 of EARTH with John Holden will air on the Fox Business Network on Sunday, September 25, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern time; on Bloomberg TV on Sunday, October 2, and Sunday, October 9, 2022, each from 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern time; and on BNN Bloomberg on Sunday, October 9, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Eastern time.
From the producer StarMediaTV: “On this episode of EARTH with John Holden, correspondent Andrea Ocampo travels to Westlake Corporation’s production facilities near Montreal and Toronto. For 35 years, Westlake has made products that enhance human lives: plastic wrap, medical products, and pipes that keep safe drinking water flowing. She discovers that PVC pipes are more durable than metal ones, and they’re made from natural materials – such as electrified salt water, which makes chlorine that’s also used to help purify water. New PVC-O pipes are an even greener choice, because they require smaller amounts of raw materials. They’re being used to address aging infrastructure in many cities. To learn more – see the full story on the next episode of EARTH with John Holden.”
Westlake Corporation (NYSE: WLK) is a global manufacturer and supplier of materials and innovative products that enhance life every day. Headquartered in Houston, with operations in Asia, Europe and North America, we provide the building blocks for vital solutions — from housing and construction, to packaging and healthcare, to automotive and consumer. For more information, visit the company’s web site at www.westlake.com.