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Demand for chemicals grows

Demand for auto parts, housing materials, electronics and other products made from plastics and other petrochemicals continues to grow. Rising U.S. natural gas production has boosted supplies of ethane, a natural gas liquid raw material used to make plastics, enabling investment in U.S. chemical manufacturing and exports. ExxonMobil continues to develop technologies that reduce carbon emissions. For example, we produce a range of advanced products — such as lightweight plastic packaging materials — that help manufacturers reduce energy use, emissions and waste.

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~75%

increase in the plastic makeup of cars expected by 2020

10%

reduction in vehicle weight can improve fuel economy by as much as 7%

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We manage a portfolio of commodity and unique performance products that provide the building blocks to meet growing global demands for essential products, creating innovative solutions that improve every touchpoint of people’s lives.

We are committed to reducing global energy consumption, emissions and waste — doing more with less to make modern living more accessible than ever.

As global prosperity rises, demand for chemical manufacturing will increase by 45 percent in 2040. We are working to meet that growing demand safely and responsibly, with a renewed focus on integrity, quality, innovation and sustainability that will enrich people’s lives while enabling success in our communities.

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ExxonMobil doubles manufacturing capacity of specialty elastomers at Newport, Wales plant IRVING, Texas – ExxonMobil said today it has completed an expansion of its specialty elastomers manufacturing plant in Newport, Wales, which doubles the plant’s manufacturing capacity and increases global manufacturing capacity of Santoprene™ thermoplastic elastomers by 25 percent.

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