ExxonMobil to add 400ktpa elastomers capacity in Baytown

Irving, Texas – ExxonMobil is increasing its production capacity for olefinic elastomers as part of a $2-billion (€1.8-billion) expansion project in Baytown, Texas.

Due for start-up in 2022, the programme includes a new 400-kilotonnes-per-annum (ktpa) unit to manufacture Vistamaxx ethylene/propylene-based copolymers, the company announced.

Combining toughness and elasticity, the metallocene-catalysed polymers are used in applications ranging from film materials to sealing products.

The Baytown expansion project will also include a 350ktpa plant to produce linear alpha olefins, for use in waxes and polyethylene packaging among other applications.

ExxonMobil’s Baytown…

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