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ExxonMobil Chemical France to Expand Escorez™ 5000 Capacity in Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon

Published on 2005-08-05. Author : SpecialChem

HOUSTON -- ExxonMobil Chemical France is expanding by 50 percent the capacity of its Escorez 5000 hydrogenated tackifier plant in Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon. Mechanical completion of the additional Escorez 5000 line is expected in 1Q2007.

"This multi-million dollar investment in Escorez™ 5000 tackifiers will help us serve global demand for adhesives and demonstrates ExxonMobil Chemical's long-term commitment to customers in the fast-growing, hot melt adhesive market," said Darren Woods, Adhesion Industry Global Business Unit vice president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company. "At the same time, it further strengthens our position as the premier global supplier to this market. ExxonMobil Chemical provides its customers with consistently high-quality Escorez tackifiers from manufacturing facilities in the United States, France and Japan."

Hydrogenated tackifiers are essential in the manufacturing of hot melt adhesives for nonwoven items such as diapers, training pants, feminine hygiene and adult incontinence products and in packaging applications requiring the ultimate in stability, low color and low odor.

ExxonMobil Chemical offers the broadest portfolio of polymers specifically designed for adhesive applications, including Vector™ styrenic block copolymers (SIS and SBS), Escorene™ (EVA), Optema™ (EMA) and Enable™ (EnBA) specialty ethylene copolymers and Exact™ metallocene plastomers.

About ExxonMobil Chemical

ExxonMobil Chemical is a global leader in technology, product quality and customer service with petrochemical manufacturing and/or marketing operations in more than 150 countries around the world. Its products include olefins, aromatics, fluids, synthetic rubber, polyethylene, polypropylene, oriented polypropylene packaging films, plasticizers, synthetic lubricant basestocks and additives for fuels and lubricants.

ExxonMobil, the ExxonMobil logo, the "Interlocking X" device, Enable, Escorez, Escorene, Exact and Optema are trademarks or registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation. The term "ExxonMobil Chemical" refers collectively to some or all of the companies affiliated with Exxon Mobil Corporation which have chemical manufacturing and/or marketing operations around the world.

The term Vector is a trademark of Dexco Polymers, LP, a limited partnership of affiliates of The Dow Chemical Company and ExxonMobil Chemical Company.

Tonex Company LTD is a joint venture resins plant located in Kawasaki, Japan. This site supplies products to Japan and other Asian countries.

Source: ExxonMobil Chemical

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