Our company name is based on a real word—'axial'—meaning: relating to, characterized by, or forming an axis. It's also a word with a history of use in chemistry (axial bonds, axial flow) and construction (axial plans, axial orientation)—our core businesses.
The name Axiall expresses the essence of our business strategy in a unique, memorable way. It references two axes: the vertical axis, along which core material production is integrated with finished products; and the horizontal axis, which represents the diversity of our businesses and opportunities for further expansion.
The meaning, in turn, inspired the tagline: 'at the intersection of chemistry and progress,' which expresses our larger corporate aspirations to enhance life through applied chemistry.
The double 'll' that distinguishes our name symbolizes the two organizations that are being blended to form Axiall: Georgia Gulf and PPG's commodity chemicals business.