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ExxonMobil Increases Specialty Elastomers Manufacturing Capacity at Newport, Wales Plant

ExxonMobil has completed an expansion of its specialty elastomers manufacturing plant in Newport, Wales, doubling its manufacturing capacity and increasing global manufacturing capacity of Santoprene™ thermoplastic elastomers by 25%. The investment will help make automotive and consumer products lighter, resulting in improved fuel efficiency and higher performance. Santoprene™ thermoplastic elastomers are engineered to perform like vulcanized rubber and can be re-used and re-engineered, leading to reduced shipping weights, improved recycling capabilities, and more sustainable manufacturing. The project created 35 full-time production jobs and supported 130 jobs during construction.

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