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ExxonMobil Chemical Expands Plant


The films business of ExxonMobil Chemical recently completed an expansion of its oriented polypropylene (OPP) film manufacturing plant in Shawnee, OK.
The installation of a specialty 6.6-meter orienter line gives ExxonMobil Chemical an additional 30 million pounds of annual capacity and helps the films business meet growing demand for white opaque films in the food packaging, labeling and imaging markets.
“White opaque films offer many benefits to food and beverage marketers and we look forward to delivering more of this high-value product to our customers around the world,” said Andrew Purdue, general manager, Americas film business, ExxonMobil Chemical.
White opaque films continue to grow in popularity in the flexible packaging and labeling industries. ExxonMobil Chemical’s OPPalyte and Label-Lyte white opaque films are used in the ice cream novelty, confection, snack food and beverage markets.
Pall Magnum Filters Receive Engineering Award

The American Filtration & Separations (AFS) Society granted the 2002 Engineering Merit Award to Pall Corporation for its Magnum Series High Capacity Filtration Systems, as a significant advance in the field of separation technology.
The Magnum Series Systems were recognized for its unique design that allows bag filter users to upgrade to cartridge level performance with no change in hardware. This is achieved by a patent-pending sliding flange that adjusts the filter length to fit the basket for easy retrofit into most size 1 and 2 bag housings.