HOUSTON (ICIS)--ExxonMobil announced on Monday the mechanical completion of two new polyethylene (PE) lines at its Mont Belvieu plastics plant in Texas, with production to begin in the third quarter.
The two 650,000 tonne/year PE lines will process feedstock ethylene from ExxonMobil’s new 1.5m tonne/year cracker at its nearby Baytown complex, which is expected to be complete by the end of the year.
“As an early mover to complete a polyethylene project fuelled by the shale-gas revolution, this world-scale, state-of-the-art facility will double the plant’s production capacity, making it one of the largest polyethylene plants in the world,” said Neil Chapman, president of ExxonMobil Chemical.
Above: ExxonMobil is expanding its Mont Belvieu, Texas polyethylene plant to produce more high-performance premium plastics for export to global markets. Source: Business Wire