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ExxonMobil Chemical to Expand Global Hydrocarbon Fluids Capacity by 250,000 Tons Per Year

Mon, 27 Mar 2017

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil Chemical Company, a division of Exxon Mobil Corporation, announced today that it is expanding the capacity of its global hydrocarbon fluid assets by more than 250,000 tons per year at its world-scale petrochemical sites in Antwerp, Belgium; Baytown, Texas; and Jurong Island, Singapore. The capacity expansions will help the company produce higher volumes of its ExxsolTM series of differentiated fluids, as well as a broader portfolio of hydrocarbon fluids such as Isopar™ and Solvesso™.

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ExxonMobil Adds State-of-the-Art Tire Testing Capabilities to Shanghai Technology Center

Tue, 28 Feb 2017

SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil today announced that it has expanded the tire testing capabilities of its Shanghai Technology Center. A new state-of-the-art Inflation Pressure Loss Rate (IPLR) test room that evaluates a tire’s air pressure loss rate over time has been added. The new facility, which expands upon the company’s global network of tire technology support centers in Baytown, Texas, and Bangalore, India, will help customers meet rising quality standards in the tire industry.

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ExxonMobil and Thanh Phu Collaborate to Push the Boundaries for PE/PE Laminated Flexible Packaging Solutions

Wed, 19 Oct 2016

BRUSSELS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil and Thanh Phu, a leading Vietnamese manufacturer of flexible packaging, have collaborated to push the boundaries for a 100 percent polyethylene (PE) solution to address the market’s demand for a more recyclable solution for laminated packaging.

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ExxonMobil Introduces Low Viscosity Vistamaxx Polymers to Improve Processing and End-Use Properties of Polyolefin Compounds

Wed, 19 Oct 2016

BRUSSELS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil is introducing low viscosity Vistamaxx™ performance polymers at K2016 that can be used to maintain or improve cycle times of injection molded or extruded applications. Vistamaxx 8880 improves the flow and processing of polyolefin compounds which contain Vistamaxx 6202 or 6502, or are heavily filled.

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ExxonMobil and Sun Centre Showcase New Exceed XP Performance Polymer Packaging Film for Collation Shrink, Produce and Bread Bags

Wed, 19 Oct 2016

BRUSSELS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil and Sun Centre Machinery Co. Ltd. are collaborating at K2016 to demonstrate a thin (30 micron) extreme performance film, which includes Exceed™ XP – when eXtreme Performance matters and Enable™ 4002 performance polymers, for collation shrink packaging, produce and bread bag films, and general liners at the Sun Centre booth (Hall 16/C60).

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ExxonMobil and Windmöller & Hölscher Showcase New Exceed XP Performance Polymers and Quick Film Change-Over Technology

Wed, 19 Oct 2016

BRUSSELS, Belgium--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil and Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) are collaborating at K2016 to demonstrate how the combination of new Exceed™ XP – when eXtreme Performance matters -- polymers and machine technology intelligence can enable 5-layer film solutions that provide innovation opportunities for brand owners and packaging film converters.

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ExxonMobil and Colines Showcase Performance Polymer Power Pre-Stretch Film Solutions

Wed, 19 Oct 2016

BRUSSELS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil and Colines are collaborating at K2016 to demonstrate three different cast stretch load protection film solutions at the Colines booth (Hall 16/A39). The film formulations developed for all three end user applications include Exceed™, Enable™ and Vistamaxx™ performance polymers. A 7-layer ALLROLLEX®-2000 line equipped with 5 PERFORM-EX extruders will produce at very high extrusion line speed a thin power pre-stretch film.

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ExxonMobil and SML Showcase a Simplified Process for Manufacturing Small- and Medium-Sized Pouches

Wed, 19 Oct 2016

BRUSSELS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil and SML Maschinengesellschaft m.b.H are collaborating at K2016 to demonstrate a simplified process that can be used to produce small- to medium-sized pouches through coextrusion coating. The coextrusion coating layers include Exceed™ 0019XC performance polymer and Escor™ ethylene acrylic acid copolymer resins.

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ExxonMobil and Hosokawa Alpine Showcase New Exceed XP Performance Polymer High Barrier Film Solution

Wed, 19 Oct 2016

BRUSSELS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil and Hosokawa Alpine are collaborating at K2016 to demonstrate a differentiated high barrier packaging film solution which helps to generate cost savings while enabling high integrity packaging to protect food. Exceed XP – when eXtreme Performance matters -- is being demonstrated in 11-layer high barrier film at the Hosokawa Alpine booth (Hall 16/D06).

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ExxonMobil Expands New Exceed XP Performance Polymers Portfolio

Mon, 17 Oct 2016

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil is expanding its Exceed™ XP – when eXtreme Performance matters – portfolio with the introduction of new grades at its K2016 pavilion (FG04) in Dusseldorf, Germany, from 19-26 October. These new grades deliver exceptional performance advantages for resin converters and end-users in applications that include films for soft-shrink and food lamination packaging and greenhouses.

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ExxonMobil Introduces New Exceed XP Performance Polymers Grades for Flexible Packaging

Mon, 17 Oct 2016

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil is expanding its Exceed™ XP – when eXtreme Performance matters – portfolio with the introduction of two new grades at its K2016 pavilion (FG04) in Dusseldorf, Germany from 19-26 October. These new grades deliver performance advantages for film converters and end-users in applications that include soft-shrink and food lamination packaging film.

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ExxonMobil Introduces New Exceed XP Performance Polymers Grades for Greenhouse and Large Tunnel Films

Mon, 17 Oct 2016

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil is expanding its Exceed™ XP – when eXtreme Performance matters – portfolio with the introduction of two new grades at its K2016 pavilion (FG04) in Dusseldorf, Germany from 19-26 October. These new grades deliver performance advantages for film converters and end-users in applications that include agriculture and horticulture greenhouses and large tunnels.

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Chinese petrochemical company licenses technology from Honeywell UOP and ExxonMobil to produce premium fuels and high-quality base oils

Wed, 3 Aug 2016

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) UOP and ExxonMobil announced a technology licensing agreement with Hainan Handi Sunshine Petrochemical Co., Ltd., marking the first project in China under a joint marketing alliance for premium fuels and lubes between the two technology providers.

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SABIC and ExxonMobil Evaluating Petrochemical Joint Venture on U.S. Gulf Coast

Mon, 25 Jul 2016

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SABIC and an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil) (NYSE:XOM) are considering the potential development of a jointly owned petrochemical complex on the U.S. Gulf Coast. If developed, the project would be located in Texas or Louisiana near natural gas feedstock and include a world-scale steam cracker and derivative units.

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ExxonMobil to Expand Specialty Elastomers Capacity at Newport, Wales Plant

Wed, 20 Jul 2016

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil announced today plans to expand its specialty elastomers plant in Newport, Wales. The company said the project, expected to be completed in late 2017, will result in a 25-percent increase in its global capacity to manufacture Santoprene™ thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV), high-performance elastomers used for automotive, industrial and consumer applications.

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ExxonMobil Introduces SpectraSyn Elite 300 mPAO, Expanding its Portfolio of Synthetic Base Stocks Offered to Lubricant Formulators

Mon, 16 May 2016

ExxonMobil Chemical today announced the introduction of an addition to its line of SpectraSyn Elite™ metallocene polyalphaolefin (mPAO) synthetic base stocks. Offering enhanced film thickness, combined with a unique balance of shear stability versus low temperature performance, SpectraSyn Elite 300 – the industry’s only 300 cSt mPAO – provides formulators with even greater flexibility to develop innovative lubricants.

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ExxonMobil Chemical Introduces New Vistamaxx Performance Polymers for Hygiene and Assembly Hot Melt Adhesives

Mon, 2 May 2016

ExxonMobil Chemical is introducing new grades of low viscosity Vistamaxx™ performance polymers for hygiene and assembly hot melt adhesive applications. Vistamaxx 8780 and 8380 grades expand the adhesive application options of Vistamaxx 8880 which became commercially available in 2015. These three low viscosity polymers enable the formulation of high-performance, low odor, low density hot melt adhesives used in packaging, hygiene and assembly applications.

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ExxonMobil Introduces Exceed XP Performance Polymers for Construction Liners

Mon, 25 Apr 2016

ExxonMobil is expanding its comprehensive slate of polyethylene products with the introduction of Exceed™ XP performance polymers. Developed through advanced catalyst technology, process research, and application expertise, Exceed XP is specifically designed to provide extreme toughness in films for highly demanding applications in building and construction and to run at faster output rates on blown-film lines.

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ExxonMobil Introduces Exceed XP Performance Polymers for Liquid and Food Packaging

Mon, 25 Apr 2016

ExxonMobil is expanding its comprehensive slate of polyethylene products with the introduction of Exceed™ XP performance polymers. Developed through advanced catalyst technology, process research, and application expertise, Exceed XP is specifically designed to provide extreme performance in a variety of liquid and food packaging film applications and to run at faster output rates on blown-film lines.

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ExxonMobil Introduces Exceed XP Performance Polymers

Mon, 25 Apr 2016

ExxonMobil is expanding its comprehensive slate of polyethylene products with the introduction of Exceed™ XP performance polymers. Developed through advanced catalyst technology, process research, and applications expertise, Exceed XP is specifically designed to provide extreme performance in a variety of film applications and to run at faster production rates.

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ExxonMobil Chemical Introduces New Enable™ Metallocene Polyethylene Resin For Thinner, Stronger Collation Shrink Films

Wed, 20 Apr 2016

ExxonMobil Chemical is introducing the newest optimum solution in the Enable™ product line. This new grade, Enable™ 40-02 metallocene polyethylene (mPE) resin, allows the creation of collation shrink films with new levels of stiffness, strength and holding force for excellent packaging performance.“The properties of our new Enable 40-02 product allow converters to produce thinner and stronger bundling films versus existing solutions,” said Terry Tucker, polyethylene market development manager, ExxonMobil Chemical.

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ExxonMobil Introduces New Exceed™ Metallocene Polyethylene Resin Grade for Extrusion Coating and Lamination

Mon, 19 Oct 2015

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil is extending its portfolio of Exceed™ metallocene polyethylene (mPE) resins with the introduction of a new globally available grade, Exceed 0019XC, for extrusion coating and lamination applications. This grade creates innovation opportunities and value for converters and brand owners in a range of applications including drink cartons, lamitubes and flexible packaging.

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North America to Remain Competitive as Chemical Producing Region, says ExxonMobil Chemical Senior Vice President

Wed, 25 Mar 2015

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil sees North America's chemical feedstock and energy costs remaining among the lowest in the world, Matt Aguiar, senior vice president at ExxonMobil Chemical Company, said today in a speech at the IHS World Petrochemical Conference. “We expect North America to remain competitive with other regions as a chemical producer. And we see continued growth in jobs, growth in production and growth in U.S. chemical exports,” Aguiar said.

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ExxonMobil breaks ground on butyl rubber and hydrocarbon resin plants in Singapore

Tue, 21 Oct 2014

ExxonMobil broke ground today to begin building two new specialty polymers units at its Singapore Chemical Plant. The project reaffirms ExxonMobil’s commitment to supplying the chemical products that support the region's economic growth.

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ExxonMobil Announces New Projects to Expand Specialty Hydrocarbon Fluid Production

Wed, 24 Sep 2014

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil Chemical is increasing production of its high performance hydrocarbon fluids by about 10 percent through expansion projects at its Singapore and Antwerp facilities. The additional capacity, designed to meet rapidly expanding global demand for hydrocarbon fluids and extend the company’s worldwide supply capability, will begin producing by mid-2015 and be complete in 2016.

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