Vinyl Compounds


  • Research & Development

    Westlake’s Vinyl Compound Research and Development serves and supports all customers by providing proactive technical, analytical and developmental assistance. The R&D team strives to combine product development and production synergies to achieve optimum performance and quality compounds.

    We accomplish this in a variety of ways:

    • Development: customize Rigid and Flexible PVC compounds to meet customer requirements
    • Innovation: leading the way on market trends and providing customers with breakthrough technologies that meet environmental, economic and social demands
    • Regulatory compliance: gain approvals and compliance through regulatory agencies NSF, UL, CSA, RoHS, Conflict of Minerals, Reach, LEED, IMDS and FDA
    • Processing: aid in specifying processing parameters to customers and aid in scrap reduction
    • Field trials: assist customers in getting optimal processing and quality products on customer equipment
    • Design: recommend equipment and tooling design along with processing conditions to customers