INEOS Nitriles manufactures and supplies Acrylonitrile globally.
Acrylonitrile-based acrylic fibres, a popular substitute for cotton and wool, are used to make clothing, carpeting and blankets. Rugged and durable, ABS plastic derived from Acrylonitrile is chosen for its toughness and dimensional stability over other engineering resins. Other applications for Acrylonitrile include Nitrile rubber for hoses and gaskets.
INEOS leads the way in Acrylonitrile through industry advocacy, safety training seminars and development of tools to ensure this product is properly handled by all who use it.
We have worked with governments to develop standards for the safe transport of Acrylonitrile.
Our efforts ensure that this chemical continues to provide us with the products we depend on daily.
INEOS manufactures and markets Acetonitrile globally. Our global manufacturing capability reflects our commitment to the marketplace.
Acetonitrile is ideally suited for chemical analysis, extractive purification, and organic and biochemical reactions. For example, Acetonitrile is used as a solvent in the production of insulin and antibiotics and as a raw material in the production of naturally occurring pesticides.
INEOS is the world leader in the manufacture, marketing, and safe handling of Acetonitrile, with three production facilities located in the US and Europe. Acetonitrile is manufactured as a co-product in our process for the manufacture of Acrylonitrile by ammoxidation of propylene.
We recover and purify Acetonitrile to very high purity standards through our proprietary technology.
Oxazole is produced as a co-product during INEOS’ process of manufacturing Acrylonitrile by the ammoxidation of propylene. It is not an easily synthesized molecule and has been unavailable in large quantities due to high synthesis costs. However, INEOS Nitriles have developed proprietary technology for extracting and purifying Oxazole, with a typical purity greater than 98%. Our novel process now makes Oxazole commercially available at a reasonable cost.
Recent activity in the patent literature indicates that molecules incorporating Oxazole are finding increased utility. For example, Oxazole has been reported to be useful as an oil additive and as a solvent in several industrial applications. Additionally, patent activity for Oxazole derivatives in the pharmaceutical industry has been especially noteworthy.
PRODUCT SALES SPECS SDS Oxazole (N/A) SDS
Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN)
Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN) is produced as a co-product during the INEOS Nitriles’ Acrylonitrile manufacturing process. We recover and purify the HCN, creating a feedstock for many useful products.
In addition to the manufacture of Acetone Cyanohydrin (ACH), some other examples of HCN derivatives include:
- Sodium Cyanide (used for metal extraction in the gold industry
- Adiponitrile (a raw material for manufacture of nylon)
- Chelates (used in detergents, water treatment chemicals, pulp and paper industry and photo chemicals)
- Methionine (an essential amino acid)
PRODUCT SALES SPECS SDS Hydrogen Cyanide (N/A) SDS
Acetone Cyanohydrin (ACH)
INEOS Nitriles produces Acetone Cyanohydrin (ACH) at its Green Lake, Texas Acrylonitrile plant from the reaction of co-product hydrogen cyanide with acetone. INEOS Nitriles is one of the largest ACH producers in the United States.
Acetone cyanohydrin is a primary feedstock used in producing methacrylic acid and its esters, principally methyl methacrylate (MMA). The largest market for MMA is the manufacture of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) resins, which find their way into acrylic sheet and moulding and extrusion compounds used to manufacture a variety of construction and household improvement items, such as hot tubs.
MMA is also used to manufacture surface coatings (paints) used in the automotive and architectural markets. ACH is also used to manufacture halogenated water treatment chemicals for the pool and spa market.
PRODUCT SALES SPECS SDS Acetone cyanohydrin (N/A) SDS
Ammonium Sulphate is a co-product in INEOS Nitriles’ process during the manufacturing of Acrylonitrile during the ammoxidation of propylene. Ammonium Sulphate slurry is formed from the neutralisation of ammonia with sulphuric acid and is then recovered via a centrifugal separation and dried. The INEOS Köln (Germany) and Seal Sands (UK) plants then recover Ammonium Sulphate to standard market specifications and sell the product in crystalline form.
Ammonium Sulphate is used in various industrial areas but its key application is the fertilizer industry where it is used as one of the building blocks of fertilizers. It is largely used as an artificial fertilizer for alkaline soils. The sulphate ion is released in the soil and forms sulphuric acid, lowering its PH balance while contributing essential nitrogen for plant growth.
PRODUCT SALES SPECS SDS Ammonium Sulphate (N/A) SDS