ExxonMobil Chemical plans building halobutyl rubbe, hydrocarbon resin at petrochemical complex in Singapore

ExxonMobil to build halobutyl rubber, hydrocarbon resin plants in Singapore

9:56 AM, 6th March 2014
ExxonMobil Chemical plans building halobutyl rubbe, hydrocarbon resin at petrochemical complex in Singapore

SINGAPORE: ExxonMobil Chemical will build facilities to manufacture premium halobutyl rubber and Escorez hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin at its recently expanded petrochemical complex in Singapore. Engineering and procurement activities have begun, with construction expected to begin in the second half of 2014 and completion anticipated in 2017.

The company is a major supplier of halobutyl rubber to the global tire industry, and this expansion project will add production capacity of 140,000 tonne per year. The hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin production unit will be the world’s largest, with a capacity of 90,000 tonne per year, to meet long-term demand growth for hot-melt adhesives.

“Our expanded steam cracking capability at Singapore provides a platform for growth through a wide range of petrochemical building blocks that can be further upgraded to specialty products. We continue to invest in expanding capacity at our strategic hub in Singapore, which is an ideal location to efficiently serve the fast growing Asia Pacific market,” said Steve Pryor, President, ExxonMobil Chemical Company.

 

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