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aerial view, Lillebonne Polypropylene Plant, Notre Dame DeGravenchon, France

ExxonMobil Chemical is one of the top chemical companies in the world. Our products, particularly plastics and plastic films, end up touching a European’s daily life: from bicycle helmets to credit cards, from seat belts to medical supplies, from CDs to packaging.

ExxonMobil is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of olefins and polyolefins, used in packaging, and other petrochemical-based products. We have manufacturing sites in Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, The Netherlands and the UK - and customers in the packaging, automotive, industrial, medical, electrical and construction industries.

As an example of how our work in the laboratory ends up in millions of homes, our Brussels-based European Technology Center recently developed Nexxstar™ resins formulations: exceptionally strong, lightweight plastic films for retail packaging. You’ll find them in supermarkets wrapping multi-pack products (like bottled drinks) at a fraction of the weight - and waste - of traditional packaging.

Promoting Chemical Technology
Since so much of our business relies on advanced science and ever-improving technology, ExxonMobil Chemical has a long history of supporting scientists and researchers, both within the industry and elsewhere.

In 1989, for example, ExxonMobil Chemical Europe launched the European Science and Engineering Programme: an initiative which aims to promote scientific interaction between our company and European universities and research institutions. In cooperation with the Research Foundation Flanders, ESEP sponsors a major European research award, runs its own scientific symposia and provides financial support to other scientific conferences across Europe.