Friday, June 5, 2020

ExxonMobil Doubles Manufacturing Capacity of Specialty Elastomers at Newport, Wales Plant

Featured

Bolstering the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic

As the tally of Coronavirus cases in Pakistan crosses 80,000, the impacts of the pandemic are beginning to gain...

Australia pledges $207 million for a regional vaccine program

Australia will pledge 300 million Australian dollars (207 million US dollars) to provide vaccines for children in the Indian...

The UN Economic Council holds a meeting to discuss helping governments recover from Corona

The United Nations Economic and Social Council UN ECOSOC held a wide-ranging political debate to explore funding options for...
Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

ExxonMobil said on Monday it has completed an expansion of its specialty elastomers manufacturing plant in Newport, Wales, which doubles the plant’s manufacturing capacity and increases global manufacturing capacity of Santoprene™ thermoplastic elastomers by 25 percent.

Specialty thermoplastics help reduce vehicle and consumer product weight, leading to improved fuel efficiency and higher performance

“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.”

Expansion increases global manufacturing capacity of Santoprene™ by 25 percent

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.

Two new production lines add 35 full-time jobs at Newport plant

This announcement follows ExxonMobil’s recently announced plans to expand its Fawley refinery in the United Kingdom to increase production of ultra-low sulfur diesel by almost 45 percent, or 38,000 barrels per day.

Read also: ExxonMobil Earns $2.4 Billion in First Quarter 2019

Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

Latest News

Bolstering the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic

As the tally of Coronavirus cases in Pakistan crosses 80,000, the impacts of the pandemic are beginning to gain...

Australia pledges $207 million for a regional vaccine program

Australia will pledge 300 million Australian dollars (207 million US dollars) to provide vaccines for children in the Indian and Pacific region, Australian Minister...

Emergency in Russia after 20 thousand tons of fuel leaked into a river in Norilsk

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the lifting of the state of emergency in the city of Norilsk, Siberia, after 20,000 tons of fuel...

The UN Economic Council holds a meeting to discuss helping governments recover from Corona

The United Nations Economic and Social Council UN ECOSOC held a wide-ranging political debate to explore funding options for the pandemic and to mobilize...

Tokyo to issue an alert on the Coronavirus after 34 new cases have been confirmed

Japanese government sources said today, Tuesday, that the capitalist government of Tokyo is considering issuing what the governor of Tokyo, Yoriko Koike, called "the...

Related News