INEOS Technologies announces major advances to the Innovene™ PP technology platform

INEOS Technologies is to announce major new advances that build on its competitive polypropylene technology, Innovene PP, at the Maack's World Congress to be held in Zurich, Switzerland, on June 14th. These advances encompass technologies that improve operating and capital costs and broaden the range of products that can be commercialized.

"Our new advances in Innovene PP focus on three technology areas: process dynamics, catalyst science and high capacity technology. Ongoing investment in research and development has led to significant advances in our technology for the production of polypropylene. This adds to the wide range of homopolymers, random copolymers and impact copolymers already accessible with our gas phase, stirred reactor technology. Our unique plug flow has allowed for process advances not possible in back mixed processes" stated John McNally, Director of Technology and Operations.

Several of the advances can be retrofitted into existing units. Higher maximum capacities can be obtained on new plants.


For further information please contact:

Peter Grant, INEOS Technologies
Phone: + 44 (0) 2380 287023

Notes to editors:

INEOS Technologies is a leading developer and licensor of technologies for the global petrochemicals industry. It offers the broadest range of petrochemical technologies on the market today and also supplies catalysts, additives and coatings that our customers require to obtain the best possible performance from their investments.

INEOS Technologies' complete portfolio of leading licensed technologies includes:

  • Innovene PP - gas phase technology for the production of polypropylene
  • Innovene S - slurry technology for the production of mono and bi-modal HDPE
  • Innovene G -swing gas phase technology for the production of LLDPE and HDPE
  • Polystyrene - general purpose, high impact and expandable PS technologies
  • BICHLOR - membrane electrolyser technology for chlor alkali production
  • Vinyls - technology for the production of EDC, VCM and PVC
  • Nitriles - technology for the production of Acrylonitrile and Maleic Anhydride