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Westlake Chemical and ChemPoint.com Team Up to Market and Sell Epolene Polymers in the U.S. and Cana

April 7, 2009
ChemPoint
HOUSTON, Texas, April 7, 2009 -- Westlake Chemical Corporation and ChemPoint.com announced a new partnership allowing ChemPoint to represent Westlake’s Epolene® polymers in the U.S. and Canada. Beginning April 1, 2009, ChemPoint will provide marketing, technical sales, customer service and order fulfillment for less-than-truckload quantities.
 
“We are pleased to establish our relationship with a partnership-oriented organization like ChemPoint who recognizes the need for a unique approach to marketing specialty chemicals and polymers,” said Carla Toth, Commercial Manager for the Epolene® polymers business at Westlake. “In today’s economic environment, our customers seek alignment with suppliers that consistently add value to their business by providing high quality polymers with exceptional service. We know that ChemPoint can deliver this value to our customer base.”
 
Epolene® polymers are medium to low molecular weight polyethylene or polypropylene polymers. They are useful in the plastics industry as lubricants for PVC, processing aids, mold release agents, dispersion aids, and coupling agents. They are also widely used as base polymers for hot-melt adhesives and pavement-striping compounds as well as petroleum wax modifiers for use in candles, investment casting, cable filling, and various paperboard coatings.
 
“We’re excited about the addition of Westlake to our team of highly respected supplier partnerships,” said Nick Barrett, Industrial Business Director at ChemPoint. “Our innovative model is well positioned to provide the type of focus and attention needed to successfully market specialty offerings like the Epolene® polymers to market segments typically underserved through more traditional models.”
 
Effective April 1, 2009, ChemPoint will begin to proactively contact customers to make them aware of the product portfolio and services provided by Westlake Chemical. To purchase material, customers can contact ChemPoint via telephone at 800-485-9569, fax at 425-378-8675, e-mail at orders@chempoint.com or online through www.chempoint.com. Prospective customers can receive immediate technical support and request samples by calling 800-485-9569 or by e-mailing epolene@chempoint.com.
 
About Westlake Chemical Corporation
 
Westlake Chemical Corporation is a manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and fabricated products with headquarters in Houston, Texas. The company's range of products includes: ethylene, polyethylene, styrene, propylene, caustic, VCM, PVC and PVC pipe, windows and fence. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.westlake.com.