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INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA operates from twelve sites in the USA, manufacturing and marketing four main product lines:

  • Olefins
  • High Density Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene
  • High Density Polyethylene Pipe Products 

Our products are sold and shipped mainly within North America, but we have global presence through our export and distribution partners, with reach into Asia (INEOS Olefins and Polymers USA, Shanghai office) and the Middle East. European sales are handled through our sister company, INEOS Olefins and Polymers Europe.

Olefins

INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA is one of the largest merchant marketers of olefins in North America. Our high purity olefins are valued for use as chemical building blocks in processes that produce a variety of consumer products. Our merchant olefin products include ethylene and butadiene. 

Among the ethylene applications are:

  • Ethylene glycol for automotive products such as antifreeze
  • Plastics such as polyethylene
  • PVC for packaging and housing/construction applications
  • Alpha olefins for detergents and lubricants. 

Among the applications for butadiene are:

  • Automotive windshield sealants
  • Synthetic rubbers for tires
  • Synthetic rubbers for athletic footwear

High Density Polyethylene/ Polypropylene

Plastics have become an increasingly important contributor to improved energy efficiency in light-weighting of vehicles, energy-efficient roofing, and food packaging and preservation. Sterilized and sanitary plastics are increasingly important for hospitals and medical applications.

INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA is North America's third largest producer of high density polyethylene and polypropylene. High density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP) are used to make a wide variety of plastic products that consumers value for convenience, safety, hygiene, ease of use, light-weighting, durability and recyclability. We produce homopolymer and copolymer grades of HDPE and homopolymer, random copolymer and impact copolymer grades of PP. Over 30% of our polyolefins business is in specialties.

Among the PP applications are:

Among the HDPE applications are:

  • Roofing and other building and construction
  • Compounding
  • Pipe
  • Automotive and appliance parts
  • Food packaging, cups and containers
  • Caps and closures
  • BOPP film
  • Toys
  • Totes and storage bins
  • Carpeting
  • Hygiene products
  • Milk, juice and water bottles
  • Household chemical and pharma containers
  • Jar and bottle caps
  • High molecular weight film
  • Automotive fuel tanks and under-hood reservoirs
  • Gas, water and sewer service pipe
  • Power and telecom cables
  • Plastic wood decking
  • Pallets, crates and bins
  • Toys

high density polyethylene pipe

WL Plastics is one of the largest high density polyethylene pipe manufacturers in North America. WL provides HDPE Pipe to oil, gas, industrial, mining, conduit, and municipal water and sewer markets.

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