ExxonMobil Chemical Polymers Help Protect Crops in a Variety of Agricultural Applications
A growing global population needs access to a plentiful, healthy food supply.
Durable agriculture films made from polyethylene polymers help extend growing seasons, promote crop growth and reduce food waste and spoilage.
Farmers can produce a range of crops to address global food needs.
With the global population expected to expand by 2 billion people over the next 25 years, enhanced agricultural efficiencies are vital to help feed people all around the world.
To help meet this challenge, Exceed™ XP performance polymers, developed by ExxonMobil Chemical, can help protect a broad range of crops in a variety of demanding agricultural applications:
- Agriculture films made using Exceed XP can preserve agricultural harvests through changing weather conditions and seasons, helping farmers protect and grow their crops. By maintaining integrity in demanding conditions, these films help prevent damage to crops in the field and during handling, reducing the risk of waste and spoilage.
- Greenhouse cover films made from Exceed XP improve moisture retention, provide temperature management and protect crops from the environmental elements, to help extend growing seasons for fruits, vegetables and flowers. These greenhouse films can help farmers economically increase their efficiency to feed more people, while also helping to conserve resources such as water, nutrients and fertilizers.
- On farms, long-lasting mulch films can help increase crop production rates and allow farmers to spend time on more productive activities rather than collecting mulch film that has broken down.
- In addition, durable, crack-resistant films made with Exceed XP help create flexible food packaging like stand-up pouches (SUP) and bags that can withstand demanding environments, such as freezers, or be capable of holding larger and heavier contents. This includes packaging for frozen food, dry food, and meat and cheese products, so brand owners can protect and preserve their food products from production to the table.