Committed to sustainable development  

As growing populations gain increased access to energy, rising living standards in many parts of the world will create the largest expansion of the global middle class in history, meaning more demand for homes, transportation, electricity, consumer goods and the energy to power them all. The challenge is to satisfy this growing demand, while reducing the risks of climate change – The Dual Challenge.

ExxonMobil Chemical manages a portfolio of commodity and unique performance products that provide the building blocks to meet growing global demand for essential products, creating innovative solutions that improve vast touchpoints in people’s lives.

A foundation for innovation 

  • Working to meet growing demand safely and responsibly

    By 2040 the world’s population is likely to grow to more than 9 billion. Raising living standards in many parts of the world will create the largest expansion of the global middle class in history. Meaning more demand for homes, transportation, electricity, consumer goods and the energy to power them all.

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  • Alliance to End Plastic Waste – the Alliance is committed to solutions addressing the waste challenge

    Guided by four strategic pillars—Infrastructure, Innovation, Education and Engagement, as well as Clean Up—the Alliance projects teams work to identify, evaluate, select and invest in programs that bring to life solutions that prevent the leakage of plastic waste into the environment and contribute to a more circular economy.

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  • Sustainability across our ExxonMobil operations

    ExxonMobil is committed to producing the energy and chemical products that are essential to modern life, economic development and improved standards of living. In doing this, we are also committed to protecting our people, the environment and the well-being of communities where we operate.

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  • Innovating the future of sustainable mobility

    ExxonMobil and Clemson celebrate the Deep Orange partnership – lead sponsor is ExxonMobil – graduate automotive engineering students at Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research are working to develop a next-generation sustainable concept vehicle.

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Working together to Rethink Recycle 

  • Building on success – Atando Cabos

    Atando Cabos has demonstrated that effective recycling requires initiative, perseverance and collaboration. And that the result is worth the effort. Using Vistamaxx performance polymers, over 1200 tons of discarded fishing ropes have already been recycled into high impact resistant crates. Watch our new video to see how.

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  • Turning discarded milk tea cups to useful phone cases

    Takeaway beverage cups and food containers, typically made of polypropylene, are usually not recycled after use because they become brittle after recycling. Through our collaboration with Meituan Waimai, HeyTea, TRASHAUS and Rhino, Vistamaxx™ performance polymers turned 1,900 discarded milk tea cups into 3,800 phone cases with improved toughness, durability and comfortable touch.

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  • Transform polymer waste from diapers to high-value applications

    Vistamaxx™ performance polymers open up possibilities to turn plastic waste into new products like boxes, pails and crates. With improved impact strength, Vistamaxx polymers allow for increased recycle content and access to possibly lower-cost material sources.

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Developing sustainable packaging 

  • Full PE laminated stand-up pouch packaging recycled to create new pouches

    Stand-up pouch (SUP) packaging can now be made using recycled material from full PE laminated SUPs and virgin performance PE polymers. The new pouches combine 30% recycled SUP PE with 70% virgin ExxonMobil performance PE polymers and are well-suited for non-food applications, such as detergents.

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  • Heavy duty sacks made with multi-cycle recycled PE

    Heavy duty sacks (HDS) can be recycled multiple times and re-used to produce new sacks. Using up to 37% recycled HDS film with virgin performance PE polymers maintains the performance of new sacks, while tracing and tracking technology helps ensure quality.

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  • Collation shrink films made using recycled PE content

    Collation shrink packaging films can now be made using 30% recycled polyethylene and virgin performance polyethylene polymers without compromising performance - helping customers create sustainable solutions.

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  • Polypropylene offers a durable and sustainable solution for food service

    By incorporating polypropylene in the manufacture of food service containers that can be returned, sanitized and reused daily – and then recycled at end of life – we’re rethinking what’s possible in food service packaging and delivery.

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  • Foamable polypropylene (PP) that challenges reality

    First foamable PP that enables customers to unlock opportunities in high-volume applications that benefit from low density and excellent insulation while maintaining standout PP properties:
    • Recyclable – Allows post-industrial and post-consumer recycling, reducing footprint and cost without compromising product integrity.
    • Lightweight – Reduces material requirements. Maintains rigidity, even at low densities – more material made with less polymer for lighter weight and reduced footprint.

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Doing more with less for sustainable farming 

  • Sustainable solutions for agriculture

    Farmers and film converters in Qujing, China are achieving their recycling goals by doing more with less – thanks to Exceed XP. Learn how Exceed XP performance polymers is helping farmers and film converters in Qujing meet their recycling goals of doing more with less.

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The hidden factors in electric vehicle (EV) performance

 

  • How can air increase an Electric Vehicle’s range?

    Air retention is critical to tire performance – and that’s especially important for electric vehicles (EV) due to the increased demands they place on tires through heavier weight and instant torque.

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  • Air retention matters!

    Find out how a better innerliner offers strength, from the inside out. Watch this video for more information on how tires with halobutyl innerliners can improve overall vehicle performance.

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  • How can Synthetic Base Oils help develop next generation electric vehicles

    The automotive industry increasingly demands improved fuel economy and energy efficiency. Rapid adoption of hybrid and electric vehicles (EV) brings new challenges for lubricant and fluid developments, particularly for e-module fluids.

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  • Synthetic transmission oil for electric vehicles (EVs) – Lubricant challenges

    EV requirements are diverse and often unique to traditional lubrication challenges. New fluids and development approaches are required to address future needs.

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  • Formulating electrical vehicle fluids and lubricants

    Tests show that synthetic oil can boost performance in electrical vehicle fluid formulations.

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  • Advanced plastics pave the way for sustainability and fuel efficiency

    Around the world the automotive industry is facing many challenges, not the least of which is a desire to produce more efficient vehicles while improving fuel efficiency, safety, vehicle performance and driver comfort.
    Auto manufacturers are also seeking ways to meet current government regulations, which call for cars and light trucks to get 54.5 miles per gallon (MPG) by 2025. In order to meet these current standards, auto makers have turned to plastic parts, which are just as durable as other materials, but are much lighter.

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Battery recycling: waste is not the end, but the beginning 

  • How can we sustainably power modern life?

    Sustainable battery recycling requires high-performance metal extraction diluents.

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Synthetic base oils can help lower industrial energy consumption 

  • Whitepaper: Why sacrifice wear protection for energy efficiency?

    Learn how increasing the use of synthetic base stocks can help lower industrial energy consumption in this series of tests by the Institute of Energy of the University of Porto (INEGI) — commissioned by ExxonMobil.

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Dry cleaning doesn’t have to be dirty business! 

Vegan Leather: A luxury alternative 

  • Nothing says luxury like leather

    How an alternative to natural leather can help meet demand.

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Game changing technology for sulfur removal from gas streams while reducing carbon footprint 

  • OASE® sulfexx™ solvent enables selective removal of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) while minimizing the co-absorption of carbon dioxide (CO2)

    Raising the bar: OASE sulfexx solvent enables selective removal of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) while minimizing the co-absorption of carbon dioxide (CO2). The new solvent is based on a new proprietary amine that allows gas treatment units to achieve high absorption capacity with low energy consumption for regeneration. The result is lower operating costs, smaller equipment, and lower capital investments than conventional amine gas treatment units.

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