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Plant Watch & Mergers: November 2021

By Mary Page Bailey |

Plant Watch ExxonMobil to build large-scale advanced recycling facility in Baytown October 11, 2021 — ExxonMobil Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.exxonmobil.com) plans to build its first large-scale, advanced recycling facility for plastic waste in Baytown, Tex. Expected to start operations by year-end 2022, the plant will have an initial planned capacity to recycle 30,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) of plastic waste. The company also plans to add up to 500,000 m.t./yr of advanced recycling capacity at other sites by year-end 2026.   LG Chem to constructnew ABS plant in Ohio October 11, 2021 — LG Chem Ltd. (Seoul, South Korea; www.lgchem.com) will invest around 60 billion won (around $50 million) to construct an acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plant at the company’s Ohio Tech Center. The new plant is slated for startup by 2023, and will have a production capacity of 30,000 m.t/yr of ABS.   Arkema to build a bio-basedpolyamide 11 plant in China October 11, 2021 — Arkema S.A. (Colombes, France; www.arkema.com) is constructing a bio-based polyamide 11 powders plant at its Changshu site in China. The new plant is scheduled to come onstream in early 2023. Arkema currently produces bio-based polyamide 11 powders…
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