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ExxonMobil Chemical Completes Butyl Rubber Capacity Expansion in Japan

11:06 PM MDT | October 21, 2010 | Deepti Ramesh

ExxonMobil Chemical says that Japan Butyl, in which ExxonMobil Chemical’s affiliate ExxonMobil Yugen Kaisha holds a 50% stake, has completed the previously announced expansion of its butyl rubber production capacity at Kawasaki, Japan. The expansion has increased the butyl rubber production capacity by 18,000 m.t./year, to bring the plant’s total capacity to 98,000 m.t./year. The expansion is aimed at meeting the growing demand for butyl rubber. Japan Butyl is a joint venture of ExxonMobil Yugen Kaisha and JSR Kabushiki Kaisha, and it supplies butyl...

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