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ExxonMobil starts Louisiana facility

ExxonMobil Chemical has announced the start-up of its new commercial metallocene ethylene elastomer manufacturing f...

February 24, 2004   Canadian Plastics

ExxonMobil Chemical has announced the start-up of its new commercial metallocene ethylene elastomer manufacturing facility in Baton Rouge, La., adding more than 90,000 tons of annual capacity into the market.

“This expansion is a key step in advancing our ethylene elastomer product portfolio with unique, differentiated polymers,” said Mary Ahner, vice-president, ExxonMobil Chemical Ethylene Elastomers.

“We now have the option of adjusting product mix to meet our customers’ needs,” added Hans VanBrackle, the company’s global technology manager.

The site will produce ExxonMobil Chemical’s new Vistamaxx specialty elastomers, unveiled in June 2003.

The site’s metallocene ethylene elastomer products are expected to be commercially available early in the second quarter of 2004.


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