History

Our History

Here is a brief history of our business purchases and achievements

INEOS Olefins (Europe) and INEOS Polyolefins (Europe) are combined to form the current INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe business

2009

INEOS acquires Hydro Polymers and the remaining 50% share of the Noretyl Cracker at Rafnes from Norsk Hydro.

Köln: Expansion of the Cracker by 100KTPA of Ethylene

2008

INEOS acquires Borealis Norway and 50% of the Noretyl Cracker at Rafnes

2007

INEOS restructures INNOVENE and forms INEOS Olefins (Europe) and INEOS Polyolefins (Europe) as two of its eleven 'stand alone' business units

2006

INEOS acquires INNOVENE, BP's global Petrochemicals division, with BP, Solvay and Amoco heritage

2005

BP acquires PE business from Solvay

2004

Köln: Ethane Cracker line commissioned

Lillo HDPE train 2 commissioned

2002

Joint venture is agreed for all PE activities between BP and Solvay.

BP acquires the Solvay PP business

Köln: BP acquires the Bayer share of the EC-ERDÖLCHEMIE joint venture and changed name to BP Köln.

Grangemouth: train 2KG Cracker commissioned

2001

Geel: PP2 is commissioned

1996

Grangemouth: KG Cracker train 1 commissioned

1993

Lillo: start of HDPE & PP production

1992

Lavéra: Cracker №4 further debottlenecked to 700KTPA

1991

Köln: start-up of cracker №5

1978

Sarralbe PP production starts

1976

Lavéra: New PE plants using a gas phase process, designed by research team opens

1975

Köln: start-up of cracker No4. Sarralbe HDPE production starts

1970

Geel site is established

1967

Rosignano: HDPE production unit starts

Grangemouth: Polyethylene production starts

1959

Köln: Site founded as 'EC-ERDÖLCHEMIE', a joint venture of BP and Bayer

1957

Lavéra: Naphtachimie created by 3 partners: Pechiney, Kuhlmann and SGHP (first company name of BP in France)

1949