ExxonMobil Chemical has made several customer-focused investments for its specialty elastomers portfolio in the rapidly growing Asia Pacific region. Customers in mainland China can now buy the full portfolio of Santoprene™ thermoplastic vulcanizates from inventory stocked in China using local currency. Other ExxonMobil brands such as Vistamaxx™, Vistalon™ and Exact™ specialty elastomers are also available.
To support this growing market, ExxonMobil has increased the number of sales, technical support and marketing personnel in China and other countries in the Asia Pacific region. This growth in support will cover ExxonMobil's full specialty elastomer portfolio of Santoprene TPVs, Vistamaxx specialty elastomers, Vistalon EPDM (conventional and metallocene catalyst), Exxelor™ modifiers and Exact plastomers. Other investments in the region include a specialty polymers laboratory in Bangalore, India for fabrication development and testing, and the Polymers Automotive Applications Center in Kawasaki, Japan. Additionally, ExxonMobil has recently announced the construction of a second world-scale petrochemical complex in Singapore which includes a 300,000 tons-per-year specialty elastomers unit.