Building materials group ceases PVC production / US subsidiary CertainTeed closes its plant
At the start of January 2019, façade and ceiling cladding specialist CertainTeed (Malvern, Pennsylvania / USA; closed down PVC production at Lake Charles, Louisiana / USA. The company told that its raw material supply options are no longer economically viable over the long term.

PIE’s Polyglobe database ( shows that the plant, which had been in operation for 43 years, had a capacity of 220,000 t/y. PVC will now be bought in from external suppliers. The plant at Lake Charles was the only PVC production plant operated by CertainTeed’s parent company Saint-Gobain (Paris / France;

The US subsidiary has around 6,300 employees at 60 production sites in the US and Canada. It generated sales of USD 3.7 bn (EUR 3.24 bn) in 2017. Saint-Gobain spun off the PVC pipe business from the US company in 2013 and sold it to North American Pipe, a subsidiary of Westlake Chemical (Houston, Texas / USA; – see of 12.03.2013.
11.02.2019 [241729-0]
Published on 11.02.2019
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