2-Billion-Dollar Expansion Exxonmobil Starts Up Two New Chemical Production Units at Baytown, USA
Exxonmobil’s two new chemical production units at its Baytown, Texas manufacturing facility in the USA are expected to produce 400,000 metric tons per year of polymer modifiers and 350,000 tons per year of linear alpha olefins respectively.
Texas/USA – Exxonmobil has recently announced the startup of two new chemical production units at its Baytown, Texas, manufacturing facility. The 2-billion-dollar expansion is part of Exxonmobil’s long-term growth plans to deliver higher-value products from its U.S. Gulf Coast refining and chemical facilities.
The new performance polymers line will produce 400,000 metric tons per year of Vistamaxx and Exact-branded polymer modifiers, which can enhance the performance of a broad range of chemical products used to make automotive parts, construction materials, hygiene and personal care products, and various packaging applications. Vistamaxx can increase the durability of consumer products like reusable containers to extend their useful life while also allowing for higher recycled content. Exact can help meet the growing demand in the auto industry for thinner, lighter weight parts that improve fuel efficiency.
The new linear alpha olefins unit will produce 350,000 tons per year of Elevexx-branded products, marking Exxonmobil’s entry into the market. Linear alpha olefins are used in plastic packaging, high performing engine and industrial oils and other applications. They’re also building blocks for surfactants, which reduce surface tension for cleaning and industrial uses, and drag reducing agents, which allow crude to flow through pipelines more efficiently.