ExxonMobil: New generation of agricultural films

Agricultural films made from ExxonMobil Chemical’s Exceed resins have superior qualities that will benefit China’s film manufacturers and farming customers, according to field and laboratory tests. Two Chinese film manufacturers that made film from Agricultural films made from ExxonMobil Chemical’s Exceed resins have superior qualities that will benefit China’s film manufacturers and farming customers, according to field and laboratory tests.

Two Chinese film manufacturers that made film from ExxonMobil’s specialty Exceed resins and compared it with film from conventional C4 resins found that film made from Exceed was superior to conventional film.
The two types of films were mounted on local greenhouses in several of China’s farming regions. They were then left in the field to age over a test period of 12 to 15 months. In parallel, samples of the same films were evaluated under laboratory conditions. Although films made from Exceed were 20 to 25 per cent thinner than those made from conventional C4 resins, films made from Exceed lasted as long or longer than conventional films in the field.Features which give the films superior qualities include: better optical clarity to stimulate plant growth; more dust resistance to make the films stay cleaner over a longer period of time; better puncture resistance to withstand greenhouse supports and shade coverings; and cost effectiveness as the grower stands to benefit from the film’s superior optical properties. In addition, the film maker saved some 10 to 20 percent in raw material cost because a smaller amount of resin is needed to make the film.
Exceed is made with ExxonMobil Chemical’s state-of-the-art metallocene technology. ExxonMobil Chemical was the first company in the world to develop this technology, and also the first to make polyethylene-based metallocene products commercially viable and readily available to customers worldwide.

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