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Advanced Chemical Products

ExxonMobil develops and produces a range of advanced products that reduce GHG emissions and improve sustainability. 

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fuel economy improvement possible with a 10% reduction in vehicle weight, delivered through an increasing plastic makeup of cars

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of ExxonMobil chemical products advance sustainability benefits, including agricultural films that increase crop yield, extend shelf life and decrease food waste
At ExxonMobil, we are focusing a significant portion of our industry-leading R&D capabilities on developing performance products that enable reductions in plastic waste, as well as technology options that convert plastic waste to valuable products through advanced recycling.
Karen McKee

President, ExxonMobil Chemical Company

product spotlight

Food packaging

Our light-weight packaging materials, including advanced polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) resins, help preserve and protect food products for longer – from the factory floor to your freezers. Preserving that food could help end global hunger and reduce food costs for billions of people. Advanced plastic packaging also reduces total product weight and allows more products per shipment, which means fewer trucks on the road and less gasoline used, adding up to fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Innovative plastics to combat food waste

project spotlight

Atando Cabos

Discarded plastic fishing rope were contaminating the delicate ecosystem of Patagonia. Atando Cabos wanted to recycle these ropes, but found they were made of incompatible plastics which couldn’t be separated. ExxonMobil worked with them to find a solution using Vistamaxx performance polymers, which not only allows the ropes to be recycled, but dramatically improves end-product quality. Read more about the project

A foundation for innovation

ExxonMobil Chemical has three world class technology centers in Texas, Belgium and China. Here, ExxonMobil scientists research the latest polymers, plastics and products that will meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Expansion at the Shanghai Technology Center
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Engineering solutions to the plastic waste challenge When people ask me what I do, I usually give the easy answer: “I’m an engineer.”

What that really means is my work is about finding solutions. We engineers use our technical expertise to enhance products and processes, develop novel technologies and try to find solutions to complex challenges. The challenge of plastic waste is a perfect example.

Energy and innovation Blog Dec. 8, 2020

Essential service for those serving others When the U.S. Air Force started running low on hand sanitizer during the coronavirus pandemic, ExxonMobil quickly stepped in with a 10,000-gallon donation to help keep service members safe and healthy.

Risk management Energy Factor July 14, 2020

Special delivery: Supplying sanitizer to frontline professionals Across the country, frontline medical workers and first responders are receiving supplies of medical-grade sanitizer donated by ExxonMobil. For many communities, the sanitizer – provided to hospitals, fire and police stations, assisted-living facilities and the military – is making a difference in protecting against the spread of COVID-19.

Community Energy Factor May 12, 2020

Donations by the gallon: A new solution from Louisiana When the technicians, engineers and scientists at ExxonMobil’s manufacturing facilities in Baton Rouge and Port Allen, Louisiana, heard about the urgent need for sanitization products for the COVID-19 pandemic response, they quickly started to think about how they could help.

Advanced chemical products Energy Factor April 24, 2020

A rapid response to protect travelers and frontline TSA officers To protect travelers and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers during the COVID-19 pandemic, TSA needed thousands of gallons of disinfectant – and they needed it quickly.

Advanced chemical products Energy Factor April 17, 2020