ExxonMobil to produce mLLDPE in Singapore next year – official

20 April 2010 10:35  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS news)--ExxonMobil will be producing metallocene linear low density polyethylene (mLLDPE) in Singapore next year to cater to the important Chinese market, a company official said on Tuesday.

This would be the first time that the US petrochemical giant would churn out the product in Asia, said William Handy, PE market development manager for Asia-Pacific at ExxonMobil, on the sidelines of the ChinaPlas exhibition in Shanghai.

The custom designed mLLDPE product used in packaging would primarily be supplied to China, in line with ExxonMobil’s strategy of making further inroads into its most important market in Asia, Handy said.

Singapore is ExxonMobil’s biggest petrochemical base in the Asia-Pacific region. Its facilities located in Jurong island include olefins, polyolefins, alcohols and aromatics plants.

Chinaplas, the biggest annual plastics event in Asia, runs from 19-22 April.

With additional reporting by Nurluqman Suratman

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