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ExxonMobil Expands Santoprene™ TPE Production Capacity at Newport, Wales Plant

Published on 2019-05-17. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:   Automotive     Rubber Replacement    

Santoprene TPE Production Capacity ExxonMobil has completed an expansion of its specialty elastomers manufacturing plant in Newport, Wales, which:

Improve Fuel Efficiency with TPEs

“ExxonMobil’s high-performance plastics help make automotive and consumer products lighter, resulting in improved fuel efficiency and higher performance, compared with products made with traditional materials,” said Karen McKee, president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company. “This Newport investment doubles the site’s manufacturing capacity of higher-value products.”

Santoprene™ thermoplastic elastomers are engineered to perform like vulcanized rubber, and can be re-used and re-engineered, leading to:

  • Reduced shipping weights
  • Improved recycling capabilities and
  • More-sustainable manufacturing

The project created approximately 35 full-time production jobs and supported 130 jobs during construction. ExxonMobil also manufactures Santoprene™ in Pensacola, Florida. 

Source: ExxonMobil
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