Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) is a leading North American manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine and caustic soda – key building blocks for a variety of indispensable products such as plastics, pharmaceuticals and water treatment chemicals. Other OxyChem products include caustic potash, chlorinated organics, sodium silicates, chlorinated isocyanurates and calcium chloride. OxyChem’s market position is first or second in the United States for the principal products it manufactures and markets. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company has manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada and Latin America.
OxyChem, Oxy Vinyls, LP and INDSPEC Chemical Corporation are wholly owned subsidiaries of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. Armand Products Company, a joint venture between OxyChem and Church & Dwight Co., Inc., sells potassium carbonate and potassium bicarbonate.
OxyChem formed a joint venture with Mexichem to build a 1.2-billion-pound per year capacity ethylene cracker at the OxyChem plant in Ingleside, Texas, along with pipelines and storage at Markham, Texas.
OxyChem has been an active participant in the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® initiative since its inception in 1988. Demonstrating their commitment to attaining the highest levels of safety and environmental achievement, Responsible Care companies implement world-class management systems, measure performance based on industry-wide metrics, and are subject to review by independent auditors.* OxyChem was named Responsible Care® Company of the Year in 2015 for outstanding achievements and leadership in environmental, health, safety and security performance. It was the fifth time since 1998 that OxyChem has won one of the ACC's top honors.
Eighteen of OxyChem's facilities, including the headquarters facility in Dallas, have achieved Star status under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Voluntary Protection Program as among the safest work sites in the U.S. OxyChem's Injury and Illness Incidence Rate (IIR) was 1.01 in 2015. Since 2000, OxyChem has achieved a 48 percent reduction of emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulfur oxides (SOX) carbon monoxide (CO), particulate matter and volatile organic compounds.
“OxyChem” is a registered trademark of Occidental Chemical Corporation.
“OxyVinyls” is a registered trademark of Occidental Petroleum Corporation.
“Responsible Care” is a registered service mark of American Chemistry Council, Inc.
OxyChem's statement (PDF) regarding its compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010.