In Singapore, helping meet Asia’s growing appetite for consumer products starts at the molecular level.

Look no further than the newly-opened Singapore Butyl and Resins plants, part of ExxonMobil’s largest integrated refining and petrochemical complex in the world, where specialty molecules are developed at scale. The plants have the capacity to produce 90,000 tonnes of hydrocarbon resins and 140,000 tonnes of halobutyl rubber annually – building blocks for everyday items used across Asia and the world.

The entire complex operates using cogeneration, which means energy is reused to make each product as efficiently as possible. And even after they leave the plants, the butyl and hydrocarbon resins help consumers do more with less. Butyl, for example, is a major ingredient in tyres. It gives them their signature strength and helps maintain proper inflation, ultimately improving fuel economy and reducing emissions.

The plants’ reach goes far beyond tyres, however. Take a look below to see the other unexpected products that got their start at the Butyl and Resins plants.

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