ExxonMobil's Technology Leadership Enables Flexible Packaging Solutions and Sustainability Opportunities
Technology leadership helps ExxonMobil Chemical deliver solutions that enable innovation and can add value across the entire value chain, including opportunities to improve performance, reduce total costs and help meet the growing trends for sustainable solutions. Technology leadership created metallocene-based products: Enable metallocene polyethylene (mPE) and Exceed mPE resins and Vistamaxx propylene-based elastomer (PBE). Customers are using these polymers for a broad range of flexible packaging applications.
Thinner, Stronger Packaging Films
- Lighter weight than their paper counterparts, contributing positively to the environmental footprint (less use of resource and lower transportation emissions). Currently, an FFS mPE sack typically weighs 65 grams, while a paper equivalent is 83 grams or more.
- A cumulative energy demand over their entire life cycle, from raw material extraction to end of life, that is only 39-54 percent that of paper sacks
- Total Green House Gas emissions that are about 22-25 percent less than those of paper sacks