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ExxonMobil Chemical Introduces New Line of Compounded Polyolefins for Automotive Industry.

HOUSTON -- ExxonMobil Chemical today introduced a line of compounded polypropylene for the automotive industry. ExxonMobil Performance Polyolefins are available from ExxonMobil Chemical facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.

"ExxonMobil Chemical has the technology and manufacturing capability to supply a global grade slate of custom-compounded polyolefins to automotive customers," said Dick Grabham, vice president of the company's Global Polypropylene Business. "Our ongoing investment in technology and compounding expertise highlights our commitment to the global automotive market."

Work to certify ExxonMobil Performance Polyolefin grades to various automotive specifications is currently underway. These products complement ExxonMobil Chemical's neat and impact copolymer polypropylenes to provide customers with a complete line of products for automotive interior, exterior, and under hood applications.

Our Exxpol Enhance(TM) polypropylene and premium reactor thermoplastic polyolefins (TPOs) are used for bumper fascias, step pads, and pillar trim for head impact. Our polypropylene can be found in other applications, such as door and quarter-panel trim, lift-gate trim, consoles, fender liners, and fan shrouds.

ExxonMobil Chemical offers numerous products for a wide variety of automotive applications. The products may be supplied from our manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe or Asia Pacific.

--Santoprene(TM) TPV and Vistalon(TM) EPR and EPDM elastomers are key products used in automotive body sealing applications.

--Jayflex(TM) plasticizers are key components in hundreds of automotive flexible PVC applications, for both interior and exterior use.

--Specific grades of high density polyethylene have been designed for fuel tanks and energy management systems. These grades exhibit superior toughness and offer long life.

--Butyl polymers, including butyl, chlorobutyl and bromobutyl rubber, are key components in tires for cars and trucks.

--Lubricants based on our synthetic base stocks provide superior wear protection and extended life to automotive oils and greases. In addition, automotive paints incorporate our aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbon fluids as well as isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and methyl ethyl ketone (MEK).

About ExxonMobil Chemical

ExxonMobil Chemical is a global leader in technology, product quality and customer service, with petrochemical manufacturing and/or marketing operations in more than 150 countries around the world. To find out more about ExxonMobil Chemical, visit

Note to the editors:

1. ExxonMobil, the ExxonMobil Emblem, Exxpol Enhance, Santoprene, Vistalon and Jayflex are trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation.

2. The term "ExxonMobil Chemical" refers collectively to some or all of the companies affiliated with Exxon Mobil Corporation which have chemical manufacturing and/or marketing operations around the world.
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Date:May 10, 2006
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