ExxonMobil Chemical makes metallocene polyethylene push at NPE2012


"Right now, North America is in the driver's seat for polyethylene," stated Jeffrey Beck, global marketing manager polyethylene (PE) at ExxonMobil Chemical. Beck's comment in an interview with PlasticsToday at NPE2012 reinforced how beneficial the natural gas boom, and the prolific amounts of cheap ethane it has made available to petrochemical producers in North America, has been, and how it has changed the dynamics of global polyolefin supply.

If North America is in the driver's seat, ExxonMobil Chemical, with its feedstock flexibility; Exceed and Enable metallocene polyethylene (mPE) technology; and propylene-based elastomer Vistamaxx, could very well be riding shot gun. ...
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