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Houston, Texas -- ExxonMobil Chemical today announced the completion and start-up of a new $20 million compounding facility at its Baton Rouge complex, which will supply high-performance polymers to the automotive, appliance and specialty consumer products industries.
The facility has an initial annual capacity of 40 000 tonnes and is designed for â€œflexible and efficient production of high quality and consistent products,â€ said ExxonMobil, in a 18 Jan statement.
It will manufacture a wide range of products including Exxtral thermoplastic olefins and Santoprene thermoplastic compounds for interior, exterior and under-the-hood automotive applications, and other speciality materials for appliance, packaging, personal care, construction, and electrical end uses.
â€œThe new facility is a key part of our global growth strategy,â€ said Jim McKinley, global specialty compounding business manager at ExxonMobil, in the statement.
â€œIt will enhance ExxonMobil Chemical's supply capabilities in North America and leverage our global supply and technical capabilities to provide high-quality compounded products more efficiently and with greater flexibility to our customers around the world,â€ he added.
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Press release from ExxonMobil