ExxonMobil recently announced it has begun production of hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin and halobutyl rubber at its integrated manufacturing complex in Singapore, reportedly the company’s largest integrated refining and petrochemical complex in the world.
“These new plants enhance the competitiveness and strategic importance of ExxonMobil’s integrated manufacturing facility in Singapore, and are part of the company’s long-term plan for advantaged investments around the world,” said John Verity, president, ExxonMobil Chemical Co. “We remain committed to safe and environmentally-responsible operations as we manufacture products that support better living standards and economic progress for a fast-growing middle class population in Asia-Pacific.”
ExxonMobil’s new EscorezTM hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins plant will reportedly be the world’s largest with a capacity of 90,000 tonnes per year, and will meet long-term demand growth for hot-melt adhesives used in packaging or baby diapers. The new 140,000-tonnes-per-year butyl plant will produce premium halobutyl rubber used by manufacturers for tires that better maintain inflation to improve fuel economy.
Construction of the multi-billion-dollar expansion project was reportedly completed safely and on schedule. The project employed more than 5,500 contract workers at the peak of construction. The plants add 140 jobs to the company’s existing workforce of more than 2,500 at its Singapore manufacturing complex. The company has more than 4,000 employees in Singapore.
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