ExxonMobil recently announced that it has completed an expansion of its specialty elastomers manufacturing plant in Newport, Wales. The expansion doubles the plant’s manufacturing capacity and increases global manufacturing capacity of Santoprene™ thermoplastic elastomers by 25%.

“ExxonMobil’s high-performance plastics help make automotive and consumer products lighter, resulting in improved fuel efficiency and higher performance, compared with products made with traditional materials,” said Karen McKee, president of ExxonMobil Chemical Co. “This Newport investment doubles the site’s manufacturing capacity of higher-value products.”

Santoprene thermoplastic elastomers are engineered to perform like vulcanized rubber and can be re-used and re-engineered, leading to reduced shipping weights, improved recycling capabilities, and more-sustainable manufacturing. The project created approximately 35 full-time production jobs and supported 130 jobs during construction. ExxonMobil also manufactures Santoprene in Pensacola, Florida.

Visit https://corporate.exxonmobil.com to learn more.