ExxonMobil starts up Singapore tire rubber plant

Singapore – ExxonMobil has started production of halobutyl rubber at its integrated manufacturing complex in Singapore, the company’s largest integrated refining and petrochemical complex globally.

The plant, which also manufactures hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin officially started up on 20 July, said an ExxonMobil statement on the same day.

The new 140 kilotonne per annum (ktpa) plant will produce “premium” halobutyl rubber for tire manufacturers to maintain tire-inflation and improve fuel economy.

“Keeping tires properly inflated can help save about a billion gallons of fuel and result in an estimated…

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