ExxonMobil Chemical Film Label Innovation on Show at LabelExpo Americas

LabelExpo Americas 2006

Stand 5603

MACEDON, N.Y--Aug. 4, 2006--The Films Business of ExxonMobil Chemical will feature innovative applications from around the world to demonstrate the versatility of its Label-Lyte(TM) labelling films at LabelExpo Americas 2006, Chicago, September 11-14.

ExxonMobil Chemical's newest oriented polypropylene (OPP) films and labelling technology for pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA), wrap-around, patch, cut and stack, shrink and in-mold labelling (IML) applications will be on display (Stand 5603). In particular, the company is developing new PSA and wet-glue patch films aimed at the fast growing milk, beer, wine and spirits sectors.

"We are committed to the labelling business and to using our unique film technology, including shrink films, special coatings and metallization, to expand the market," says Denis Rousseau, Market Segment Group Manager for the Films Business of ExxonMobil Chemical. "Plastic, especially OPP, provides the ideal solution for today's 'new look' labelling applications. We continue to develop our labelling technology and production capacity to offer the market a wide range of proprietary Label-Lyte films with superior properties."

Latest pressure sensitive films

Pressure sensitive applications using ExxonMobil Chemical's popular top-coated white, multi-printable, PSA face stock, will be prominently displayed at the show. The film is particularly suitable for UV flexo printing, offering excellent printability, ink adhesion and a greatly reduced risk of ink mottling.

Expanded patch technology

Several transparent films for wet-glue patch applications, using existing patch technology and high solids glues, will also be on display. These films are used in diverse labelling applications such as vodka and flavored alcohol-based beverages, as well as for jams and spices. ExxonMobil Chemical's next generation of patch films with cold clear glues is targeted to other market sectors that traditionally use paper labels, such as milk, beer, wines and spirits.

Cost-efficient shrink film

The company has upgraded its Label-Lyte ROSO(TM) (Roll-On-Shrink-On) films and will display examples of its 40 micron and 30 micron ROSO film. Aimed at smaller containers with lower stiffness requirements, ROSO film is one of the most cost-effective forms of shrink labelling. ExxonMobil Chemical is offering a developmental 40 micron higher-shrink film, which increases on-bottle shrinkage to approximately 20 percent using an optimized shrink tunnel.

Sales and technical experts from the Films Business of ExxonMobil Chemical will be at the show to explain the latest Label-Lyte technology and how to design the optimum solution for flexible labelling needs.

The Films Business of ExxonMobil Chemical is a leading global supplier of a full range of OPP films for flexible packaging and labelling applications. The Films Business has affiliated production plants in Europe (Virton, Belgium; Kerkrade, the Netherlands; and Brindisi, Italy) and North America (LaGrange, Georgia; Shawnee, Oklahoma; and Belleville, Canada). The company and its affiliates support customer needs around the world. Additional information regarding the Films Business can be found on www.oppfilms.com.

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. Its products include olefins, aromatics, fluids, synthetic rubber, polyethylene, polypropylene, oriented polypropylene packaging films, plasticizers, synthetic lubricant basestocks and additives for fuels and lubricants. Information on ExxonMobil Chemical can be found at www.exxonmobilchemical.com.

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Donald Stewart,

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