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Advanced chemical products

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


of ExxonMobil chemical products advance sustainability benefits, including agricultural films that increase crop yield, extend shelf life and decrease food waste

1 billion

pounds of advanced plastic recycling capacity planned to be built by year-end 2026

Rethinking recycling

We believe advanced recycling is a necessary complement to mechanical recycling to help meet the growing demand for circular products. Simply put, advanced recycling:

  • Converts difficult-to-recycle plastics back into virgin quality raw materials that can be used to make new products
  • Enables a broader range of plastics to be recycled 

As of June 2022, we have processed more than 11 million pounds  of plastic waste at our Baytown Complex. We’re expanding to a large-scale advanced recycling facility at the site, which upon completion, will be among the largest advanced plastic recycling facilities in North America.

Beyond Baytown, we plan to expand annual advanced recycling capacity to 1 billion pounds by year-end 2026 across multiple sites globally. 

Learn more about ExxonMobil’s advanced recycling process and plans
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 Product Solutions 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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