Exxon Mobil Corporation (ticker: XOM, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
ExxonMobil's Process for High Quality Wax Production Selected in Poland
FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 19, 2003--ExxonMobil Research
and Engineering Company (EMRE) announced today that Fabryka Parafn
Naftowax Sp. Z.o.o., and Refineria Trzebinia have selected EMRE's Wax
HYDROFINING(1) technology for the production of higher-valued wax to
be applied at Refineria Trzebinia.
ExxonMobil's Wax HYDROFINING process is the final critical step
for processing low-oil-content waxes from dewaxing/deoiling to produce
wax with low sulfur, improved color and stability that meets purity
specifications by ultra-violet absorption testing. This technology is
applicable to either crystalline wax from lube distillates or
microcrystalline wax from deasphalted oils. The technology enables
refiners to upgrade their wax to high-valued wax used for consumer
products such as: candles, wax paper, fruit coatings, paper cups, as a
seal for medicines, and for similar applications where high purity is
There are over a dozen worldwide applications of EMRE's Wax
HYDROFINING technology, including four ExxonMobil units. ExxonMobil
has continued to apply its knowledge and operating experience from
these commercial units to improve the current Wax HYDROFINING process
configuration and design.
EMRE is the research and engineering arm of ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM),
a leading global oil, natural gas, and petrochemicals company whose
subsidiaries have operations in nearly 200 countries and territories.
Additional information regarding ExxonMobil and technologies it
licenses can be found at
Note to Editor:
(1)Wax HYDROFINING is a proprietary process name of Exxon Mobil
Corporation or its affiliates.
Barry Wood, 908/474-6229
SOURCE: Exxon Mobil Corporation