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9/9/2019 | 2 MINUTE READ

ExxonMobil to Highlight New Sustainable Solutions and Innovative Applications at K 2019

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Look for new recyclable full PE laminated packaging solutions and new ‘extreme performance’ and high-heat resistant PE and PP films.

ExxonMobil has recently unveiled what it plans to demonstrate at the upcoming K 2019 trade show. As is the case with other materials and additives suppliers on which I report in a K 2019 preview article in our September issue, the company is addressing sustainability with the introduction of new solutions in a range of applications including packaging, automotive, consumer products, agriculture, building and construction, hygiene and personal care, and lubricants.

Said David Hergenrether, ExxonMobil Chemical vice president, Polyethylene, “ExxonMobil continues to innovate through our technology advancements, while working with customers to help them create sustainable solutions to meet value chain needs….At K, visitors can discuss their challenges and innovation ideas with us to discover the benefits of working together to develop sustainable solutions.”

 Key highlights to look for:

 ▪  Exceed XP, Exceed and Enable performance PE polymers, which help overcome the recycling issues typically associated with conventional laminated structures. These new full PE laminated solutions can easily be recycled where programs and facilities to collect and recycle plastic films exists, while delivering the performance properties needed for high-quality packaging.

 ▪  New technological advancements using recycled PE in combination with performance PE polymers to produce a range of sustainable flexible film applications.

 ▪  Rethink Recycle with Vistamaxx metallocene ethylene-propylene performance polymers which allow low-cost recycled content utilization while targeting high-value applications.

 ▪  Game-changing film technology that combines Exceed XP with ExxonMobil PP to deliver heavy-duty sack films with extreme performance and high-heat resistance.

 ▪  New developments in coloring Exxtral performance specialty TPO compounds used for vehicle interiors beyond the dark/black and neutral colors that are currently available. A new PP color spectrum is inspiring the creation of original design solutions for interior car parts, while maintaining the performance benefits.

Said Bhaskar Venkatraman, ExxonMobil vice president, Polypropylene, Vistamaxx and Adhesion, “At a time of increasing demand worldwide, there is a need for both investment in new capacity and the development of solutions that use less resources. While ExxonMobil expects to grow chemicals manufacturing capacity globally by about 40%, we are also introducing several technology advancements at K which will help customers develop new solutions for recycling and sustainable products.”

Moreover, look for several of ExxonMobil’s polymer and application advancements to be on demonstration through collaborations with leading machine manufacturers or presented in a series of TechTalks at the ExxonMobil pavilion. At machine manufacturer booths, visitors will be able to see packaging films, automotive parts and consumer goods being produced using polymers from ExxonMobil and can discuss these applications with industry experts.

During TechTalks the latest advancements will be presented:

▪ Flexible food packaging – sustainability made easy

▪ Rethink Recycle with Vistamaxx performance polymers

▪ Extreme performance heavy duty sacks – redefining the future

▪ The higher road – higher performance films for load stability

▪ Agriculture films – plasticulture solutions for tomorrow

▪ Color your car – exciting polypropylene color spectrum for trendy interior designs

▪ Achieve Advanced PP  – fresh thinking, fresh possibilities