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Chemical operations: Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific operations represent about 25 percent of ExxonMobil’s global chemical capacity, with one of the world’s largest integrated chemical complexes located in Singapore.

Singapore aromatics plant, Banyan facility

In 2017, we acquired one of the world’s largest aromatics facilities, located on Jurong Island in Singapore, adjacent to our largest integrated refining and petrochemical complex. This transaction was the largest Downstream and Chemical acquisition since the merger of Exxon and Mobil. The acquisition will strengthen both sites with operational and logistical synergies, and will increase production to more than 3.5 million tonnes per year, including 1.8 million tonnes of paraxylene and about 65,000 barrels per day of transportation fuels capacity.

ExxonMobil’s Singapore facility is one of the world’s largest integrated chemical complexes.

Singapore adhesion plant

With a production capacity of 90,000 tonnes per year, the world’s largest adhesive polymers plant started up in December 2017. The facility nearly doubles our global high-performance resin capacity and will help meet growing long-term demand in the Asia Pacific market.

Singapore butyl project

Construction of a world-scale, 140,000-tonnes-per-year halobutyl rubber plant is complete and preparing for start-up in early 2018. The project leverages our integrated refinery and chemical complex and our existing supply chain in the fast-growing Asian markets.

Shanghai Technology Center expansion

ExxonMobil’s lab technicians test film sample properties at the Shanghai Technology Center
Photo — ExxonMobil’s lab technicians test film sample properties at the Shanghai Technology Center.

The multimillion-dollar expansion of the Shanghai Technology Center, one of four such facilities we operate around the world, is expected to be completed in April 2018.

The center will be equipped with advanced analytical and laboratory equipment, as well as commercial-scale processing equipment for blown film extrusion, injection molding, profile extrusion, and compounding. The expansion will add a state-of-the-art, seven-layer cast film line, a large multifunctional auditorium, and training rooms to support customer collaboration and growth.