SINGAPORE – ExxonMobil Chemical has completed a 130,000-tons-per-year capacity expansion at its Exxsol hydrocarbon fluids plant in Jurong Island, Singapore, increasing capacity at this site to more than 500,000 tons per year. The new capacity is designed to meet demand for differentiated hydrocarbon fluid products in Asia Pacific, which is growing at an estimated rate of six percent per year.
The capacity expansion will provide customers with access to higher volumes of ExxonMobil Chemical’s Exxsol series of differentiated fluids and its broader portfolio of hydrocarbon fluids including Isopar™ and Solvesso™. Exxsol fluids are specifically formulated to meet customer needs in applications such as drilling mud oil, metal working, polymer processing, industrial cleaning, adhesives, coatings, household products and mining.
Increasing demand in Asia Pacific is a result of strong industrial growth accompanied by rising awareness of health, safety and environmental issues and the future consolidation of different regulatory requirements under the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). ExxonMobil Chemical's Exxsol hydrocarbon fluids and de-aromatized fluids portfolios position the company to meet increasingly stringent regulations and environmental requirements.
The Singapore facility complements ExxonMobil Chemical’s two other hydrocarbon fluid manufacturing plants located in Baytown, TX, and Antwerp, Belgium.