ExxonMobil doubles capacity for innerliner polymer, Exxpro

Houston, Texas — ExxonMobil Chemical has announced that it is doubling its production capability for its proprietary Exxpro speciality elastomers used in the construction of tyre inner liners, as a result of new investment and recent operational improvements. The expansion of the company’s plant in Baytown, Texas, is targeted for completion in the fourth quarter, 2006.

Chemically speaking, Exxpro is a brominated isobutylene para-methylstyrene copolymer. The company said it has improved the material using both nanocomposites and dynamically vulcanised alloys (DVA).

ExxonMobil said that prototype…

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