ExxonMobil starts up metallocene elastomers plant

By Patrick Raleigh, ERJ On-line news editor

Houston, Texas- ExxonMobil Chemical has started up a new 90-kilo-tonne-per-annum metallocene ethylene/olefin elastomers plant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the company announced 19 Feb. Production will include the company’s Vistamaxx speciality elastomers, which are based on propylene-ethylene copolymers.

“Using the plant’s flexible solution platform based on our proprietary Exxpol metallocene catalyst technology, we now have the option of adjusting product mix to meet our customers’ needs,” said Hans VanBrackle, global technology manager, ExxonMobil Chemical Ethylene Elastomers, in a press statement.

“This expansion…

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