HOUSTON (Nov. 9) — ExxonMobil Chemical said today it plant to expand production of halobutyl at its Baytown, Texas, factory.
The firm will increase capacity for its bromobutyl rubber by 60 percent by modifying existing equipment and adding new equipment. The project will help the firm meet strong demand growth in the global halobutyl rubber market and tire industry.
Construction is expected to be complete during the second quarter of 2008. No investment for the expansion was released.
"The company continues to invest in halobutyl manufacturing at the Baytown complex, with projects exceeding $400 million since 2000," said Art Sullivan, vice president of ExxonMobil's Butyl Polymers Global Business.