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Specialty catalysts  

At the heart of many of our technology service offerings are ExxonMobil’s proprietary catalysts, products that affect chemical reactions to make a process more economical in the production of high-value products. New technology developments are often based on specialty catalysts, which allow refineries and chemical plants to operate more efficiently and produce better products. Today, about 90 percent of all chemical processes use catalysts.

Capitalizing on over 50 years of industrial experience, ExxonMobil’s research center in Clinton, New Jersey, has state-of-the-art capabilities in catalyst design, development and scale-up. ExxonMobil also has specialty catalyst manufacturing facilities at the Beaumont Chemicals Plant in Texas, which produce more than 50 grades of catalysts shipped to customers all around the world.


  • Targeted for long service life to avoid downtime for regeneration
  • Use in over 150 commercial facilities and deployed worldwide
  • Active research and development for continued innovation
  • Customized technology solutions to help meet customer needs for safe, reliable operations that improve efficiency, lower emissions and deliver added value

Technology licensing & services

ExxonMobil catalysts have been used in more than 100 commercial facilities throughout the world. Click below to learn more about our Technology Services offering:

Chemicals sector, for the production of xylenes, ethylbenzene and cumene

Refining sector, for distillate and lubes dewaxing via cracking and selective isomerization

Synthetic fuels, for the conversion of methanol to gasoline

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    Read the full brochure to learn how ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing offers its customers a portfolio of high-performing catalysts backed by a legacy of innovation and a commitment to maintaining strong customer relationships.

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