Tokyo -Â ExxonMobil Chemical has officially opened a new polymers automotive applications centre in Kawasaki, Japan. The facility will support the company's polymers portfolio, including specialty elastomers such as Santoprene, polypropylene compounds, and other specialty polymers.
â€œJapan is at the cutting-edge of automotive component and consumer electronics design and development. New product development and application support is critical to our customers' success,â€ said Jim Harris, senior vice president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company. â€œThe new applications centre will play an important role in helping to produce cost-effective, aesthetic and functional designs, building on expertise in specialty elastomer products which have been developed for Japanese OEMs.
Fully leveraging ExxonMobil's broad range of polymer and compounding technology, this centre will support customers by rapidly deploying new applications to the marketplace.â€
The new applications centre is located at the site of Tonen Kagaku K.K., an affiliate of ExxonMobil Chemical. Consisting of several testing laboratories and processing equipment, the centre provides specialised assistance to customers in all aspects of applications development, including material selection, mould design, processing, and testing, to innovate and deliver new products to the marketplace.
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Press release from ExxonMobil Chemical