LAKE CHARLES, LA. — PHH Monomers has begun operating its newly expanded vinyl chloride monomer plant in Lake Charles.
PHH Monomers, jointly owned by PPG Industries Inc. of Pittsburgh and Condea Vista Co. of Houston, was formed in 1995.
The VCM plant capacity was increased more than 75 percent, from 650 million pounds a year to 1.15 billion pounds a year. Condea Vista and PPG each take 50 percent of the plant's output.