Advanced chemical products
ExxonMobil develops and produces a range of advanced products that reduce GHG emissions and improve sustainability.
The role of chemical products
Demand for auto parts, housing materials, electronics and other products made from petrochemicals continues to grow. We produce a range of advanced plastics and products that meet today’s societal challenges and help manufacturers reduce energy use, emissions and waste.
>200of ExxonMobil chemical products advance sustainability benefits, including agricultural films that increase crop yield, extend shelf life and decrease food waste
1 billionpounds of advanced plastic recycling capacity planned to be built by year-end 2026
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 December 2022, we have processed nearly 15 million pounds of plastic waste at our Baytown Complex. We recently started up a large-scale advanced recycling facility at the site – one of the largest advanced recycling facilities in North America, capable of processing more than 80 million pounds of plastic waste per year.
Beyond Baytown, we plan to expand annual advanced recycling capacity to 1 billion pounds by year-end 2026 across multiple sites globally.
With effective government policies in place to modernize the recycling system and improve waste collection, more plastic materials can be collected, sorted and recycled, especially plastics that aren’t easily recycled today.
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.
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.
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IRVING, Texas — ExxonMobil today announced the successful startup of its new polypropylene production unit at the Polyolefins Plant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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