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Advanced chemical products

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

>200

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 circularity. 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

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.

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.
PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

Proxxima™

Our Proxxima™ polyolefin thermoset resin systems are the revolutionary product of Nobel Prize-winning technology. With a powerful combination of faster curing, less weight, more strength and durability, and significantly reduced emissions1, Proxxima™ systems outperform alternative materials in applications like concrete reinforcement, wind turbine blades, subsea pipeline coatings, and vehicle parts.

 

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1Source: Comparative Carbon Footprint of Product - ExxonMobil’s Proxxima™ Resin System to Alternative Resin Systems, June 2023, prepared by Sphera Solutions, Inc. for ExxonMobil Technology and Engineering Company. The study was confirmed to be conducted according to and in compliance with ISO 14067:2018 by an independent third party critical review panel.

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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ExxonMobil announces retirement of John Verity and appointment of Karen McKee as president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company IRVING, Texas – Exxon Mobil Corporation said today that John Verity, president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company, has elected to retire after 38 years of Service. The board of directors appointed Karen McKee, senior vice president for basic chemicals, integration and growth, to be president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company, effective April 1, 2019. 

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ExxonMobil to fund polypropylene unit to expand Baton Rouge operations IRVING, Texas – ExxonMobil said today that it will fund the construction of a new polypropylene production unit in Baton Rouge that will expand production capacity along the Gulf Coast by up to 450,000 tons per year.

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