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ExxonMobil to build new integrated petrochem complex

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ExxonMobil has announced it is building an integrated petrochemical complex and is targeting commercial start up next year.
The construction of the new linear alpha olefins (LAO) manufacturing unit will take place in Baytown, Texas, US.
When fully operational, the new facility will have the capacity to produce approximately 350 000 tpy of LAO.
ExxonMobil will manufacture 10 high-purity LAO products at the site and market the new offering under the ELEVEXX™ brand name.
“We intend to bring a collaborative approach to the market, combining our manufacturing and technical expertise with our customers’ formulation expertise to create a winning proposition,” said Mike Fanset, global marketing manager for LAO at ExxonMobil.
“We are vertically integrated across a number of market applications which better positions us to bring end-to-end solutions to our customers.”
The new manufacturing facility will feature the latest quality control technology, including in-line analysers engineered to assess product quality and purity in real time, helping to maximise finished LAO molecule consistency and supply reliability.
“ExxonMobil is widely recognised for manufacturing excellence and reliably delivering complex, high-performing chemicals. With the new LAO line, we are incorporating advanced analytic capabilities to assess and assure the highest standard of quality and purity control,” said Denise Burcham, venture manager for the new LAO manufacturing unit in Baytown at ExxonMobil.
ExxonMobil’s Baytown facility is the largest integrated petrochemical complex in the US and is one of the most technologically advanced refining and petrochemical complexes in the world.