HOUSTON (July 31) — ExxonMobil Chemical Co. began using a technology it says will significantly increase butyl rubber production at its Notre Dame de Gravenchon plant in France.
The firm said the technology regulates temperatures to be more energy efficient and is the result of a multi-million dollar, multi-year program. The technology is compatible with existing reactors and refrigeration compressors, ExxonMobil said.
The firm plans to expand the technology to its other butyl plants around the world. No timetable for those changeovers has been set.