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Lake Charles Chemical Complex and R&D

2201 Old Spanish Trail
Westlake, LA 70669
Phone: +1-337-494-5140    Community Information Line: 337-494-5301

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The Lake Charles Chemical Complex has seven manufacturing units situated on approximately 400 acres. Our primary products are used in the cleaning and personal care markets to manufacture ingredients for soaps, detergents, shampoos, cosmetics and more. We also manufacture specialty chemicals used in mild abrasives, thickeners and pharmaceuticals, as well as in the enhanced oil recovery markets.

Sasol is constructing a world-scale petrochemical complex near the Lake Charles Chemical Complex. The project will roughly triple the company’s chemical production capacity in the U.S. and enable it to build on its strong positions in robust and growing chemical markets.

Our research and development laboratory is located at the Lake Charles Chemical Complex. The R&D laboratory employs approximately 50 scientists, engineers and technical staff to serve the current and future science needs of the company and is part of the larger Sasol Olefins & Surfactants R&D function. The heart of our R&D effort is comprised of our state-of-the-art analytical chemistry facilities, with modern analytical chemistry equipment and dedicated scientists involved in all aspects of R&D work.

Sasol recognizes that our operations will be successful only if our communities share in that success and remain sustainable over the long term. We are actively engaged in the communities where we live and work and seek input from our near neighbors about priorities and concerns, via several mediums including our community advisory panel.  Our Southwest Louisiana outreach efforts focus on three key areas of need expressed by our employees and the community: education, the environment and small business development. Over the past five years, Sasol has committed more than $5 million and 6,000 volunteer hours to the Southwest Louisiana community through the company’s signature corporate social investment initiatives. 

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