Axiall Introduces Aspire™ Bio-based Vinyl Compounds

  Axiall Introduces Aspire™ Bio-based Vinyl Compounds

 Phthalate-Free Flexible Compounds Offer Improved Performance, No Increase In

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- June 3, 2013

Axiall Corporation (NYSE: AXLL) today announced the introduction of Aspire™
flexible vinyl compounds, the market’s first phthalate-free, bio-based
compounds offering improved performance at a price that is equal to its
traditional non-sustainable counterparts.

The Aspire family of compounds offers a more sustainable alternative for a
variety of consumer and industrial end-use products that can benefit from a
non-phthalate solution. Key sustainability credentials include:

  *Bio-Based Plasticizers – Derived from renewable resources
    (non-petroleum-based feedstock)
  *Organic-Based Stabilizers – Free of heavy metals
  *Low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) – Passes GREENGUARD Indoor Air
    Quality Certification and GREENGUARD Gold Children & Schools Certification
  *High Renewable Carbon Content – Meets USDA BioPreferred Program
    requirements with greater than 25 percent renewable content
  *Carbon Footprint Reduction – Cradle-to-gate life-cycle analysis shows
    lower CO[2 ]emissions and improved environmental impact when using
    bio-based versus phthalate-based plasticizers (cradle-to-gate analysis
    measures the impact from the point of resource extraction until the
    finished product is ready to be shipped from the manufacturing location)

In addition to offering improvements in overall sustainability, physical
property comparisons of Aspire bio-based compounds and phthalate-based
compounds reveal improved performance in:

  *Low temperature properties
  *Dynamic thermal stability and color hold
  *Outdoor weatherability

"Axiall is one of the leading technology companies in the vinyl industry, and
we have used our decades of experience producing engineered vinyls to develop
a line of bio-based compounds that are free of phthalates and heavy metals,"
said William H. Doherty, vice president-PVC Compounds. "The Aspire compounds
are specifically designed to enable our customers to meet their
sustainability, product performance and economic goals without compromising
product quality or increasing cost."

About Axiall

Axiall Corporation is a leading integrated chemicals and building products
company. It is an international manufacturer of chlor-alkali and derivatives,
chlorovinyls and aromatics products including chlorine, caustic soda, vinyl
chloride monomer, chlorinated solvents, calcium hypochlorite, ethylene
dichloride, muriatic acid, phosgene derivatives, polyvinyl chloride, vinyl
compounds, acetone, cumene and phenol. It also manufactures vinyl-based
building and home improvement products that are marketed under Royal Building
Products and Exterior Portfolio brands, including window and door profiles,
mouldings, siding, pipe and pipe fittings, and decking. Axiall, headquartered
in Atlanta, Georgia, has manufacturing facilities located throughout North
America and in Asia to provide industry-leading materials and services to
customers. For more information, visit


Axiall Corporation
Investor Relations
Martin Jarosick, 770-395-4524
Alan Chapple, 770-395-4538
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