HOUSTON (Sept. 21) — ExxonMobil Chemical Co. plans to build a new facility at its Baton Rouge, La., complex to make a range of specialty products.
The new facility will be able to make a broad spectrum of commercial compounded products, including the firm's performance polymer grades, its Santoprene-brand thermoplastic elastomers and other specialty elastomers. The company said the project is part of its global compounding strategy to provide engineered materials to the automotive and consumer product industries.
The amount of the investment wasn't released. The project is expected to create about 55 jobs.
Construction is expected to begin in October and the new unit projected to start up in the second quarter of next year.