ExxonMobil Chemical to upgrade US PP films plant

12 February 2007 16:36  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--ExxonMobil Chemical said on Monday it plans to increase production of oriented polypropylene (OPP) films at its US plant in LaGrange, Georgia.

The company said it will upgrade the LaGrange facility to increase its North America capacity for multi-layer white OPP films. ExxonMobil did not disclose the amount of the capacity increase or its cost.

The multimillion investment will allow the company to satisfy rapid growth in demand for specialty OPP films, such as OPPalyte white opaque film for candy cold-seal applications, OPPalyte WOS-2 and STEW white opaque films for ice cream novelty applications, and Label-Lyte films for wet glue- and pressure-sensitive labelling.

“Our focus is to use technologies developed and refined by ExxonMobil Chemical over the past 35 years to produce packaging and labelling films that others cannot,” said ExxonMobil global manufacturing manager for the films business Paul Payne.

By: Ron Coifman
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