HOUSTON—ExxonMobil has confirmed that it plans to close the regular butyl rubber unit at the company's Notre Dame de Gravenchon petrochemicals complex in France.
The closure at the ExxonMobil Chemical France site is under review by the company's works council, an ExxonMobil spokeswoman said in a statement.
The butyl rubber unit is scheduled for closure in third quarter 2015, the spokeswoman said. The company plans to reassign affected workers to other positions at the site.
ExxonMobil said it would continue to produce regular butyl rubber from other facilities and emphasized that the closure had no impact on its halobutyl operations.
The company said it has the world's largest installed capacity for halobutyl rubber, which it produces at its facilities in the U.S. and United Kingdom, and via a joint venture in Japan.