ExxonMobil adding butyl rubber capacity in Singapore

Singapore – ExxonMobil has officially broken ground on the building of production units for halobutyl rubber and hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin at its Singapore Chemical Plant on Jurong Island.

The halobutyl rubber expansion project will add 140,000 kilotonnes per annum (ktpa) of new production capacity, said ExxonMobil – a major supplier of this material to the global tire industry.

The hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin production unit will be the world’s largest, with a capacity of 90ktpa, to meet long-term demand growth for hot-melt adhesives, the company added.

The project-start follows on…

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