History

Our History

Here is a brief history of our business purchases and achievements

INEOS Nitriles acquires Seal Sands plant from BASF

2008

INEOS Nitriles announces expansion of their Green Lake, TX plant

2007

INEOS Nitriles is formed

2006

INEOS acquires INNOVENE

2005

Acquisition of remaining 50% of Erdole Chemie Köln Acrylonitrile site

2001

Startup of Acetonitrile unit in Teeside, United Kingdom

1999

First production of HPLC grade Acetonitrile

1998

Capacity expansion at Green Lake plant. The Sohio Acrylonitrile process recognized as a national historic chemical landmark in the US by The American Chemical Society

1996

Startup of Acetonitrile Purification section at Green Lake

1991

Startup of Acrylonitrile production at the Green Lake, Texas facility

1981

Commercialization of Fluidized Bed Propylene Ammoxidation process for Acrylonitrile at the Lima, Ohio plant

1960

Discovery of the Ammoxidation process by Sohio Researchers

1957