History

Our History

Here is a brief history of our business purchases and achievements

First two Dragon ships named

Forms the INOVYN 50/50 JV with Solvay

Acquires further shale gas licenses

2015

Ground Breaking HDPE JV plant with Sasol 

Acquires Grangemouth power plant from Fortum

Completes purchase of BASF share of Styrolution

Acquires first UK shale gas licenses

Acquires Sasol Solvents Germany GmbH

2014

Agrees to create a world-class PVC producer with Solvay

First ethane Dragon ships ordered

Rafnes tank approved

U.S. ethane contracts signed 

Project Mariner

2013

INEOS Technologies and Accsys Technologies form a 50/50 joint venture to develop and commercialise Tricoya® technology and materials

2012

Kerling acquire Tessenderlo's European Chlor-Vinyls Business

INEOS and BASF form Styrolution, a new global styrenics joint venture

INEOS Bio joint venture breaks ground on the first advanced waste-to-fuel commercial
refinery in the USA

INEOS and Petrochina form trading and refining joint venture in Europe

2011

INEOS divests its global films business to Bilcare

INEOS Oxide builds a one million tonne Ethylene Terminal at its Zwijndrecht Facility

INEOS moves its headquarters from the United Kingdom to Switzerland

INEOS Group divests INEOS Fluor to Mexichem Fluor S.A

INEOS brings together INEOS Norway and INEOS ChlorVinyls to create The Kerling Group as a European market leader in PVC and Chlor-Alkali

2010

INEOS Nitriles make technological breakthrough to improve the global security of supply for Acetonitrile

INEOS Oligomers start up a new 'super flexible' technology innovation for its Linear Alpha Olefin (LAO) unit in Feluy, Belgium

2009

INEOS Nitriles acquires Seal Sands Acrylonitrile site from BASF

The European Olefins and Polyolefins Business are combined to form INEOS Olefins &
Polymers, Europe

INEOS Silicas is sold to PQ

INEOS Enterprises acquires the VAM and Ethyl Acetate Business from BP

INEOS Bio formed

INEOS acquires Hydro Polymer and the remaining 50% share of the Noretyl Cracker from Norsk Hydro

2008

An expanded INEOS Nova Styrenics joint venture launched

INEOS acquires 51% of ABS Business from Lanxess and forms INEOS ABS

INEOS acquires Borealis AS and 50% of Noretyl Cracker

INEOS Chlorvinyls completes sale of E-PVC Business to Vinnolit

INEOS Fluor agrees joint venture with Zhejiang Xing Teng Chemical Company Limited to produce HF

2007

INEOS Enterprises acquires White Salt Business from Salt Union

INEOS Oxide acquires the EO/EG Business from BP in Köln

Creation of INEOS ChlorVinyls joint management board

INEOS restructures Innovene and forms INEOS Nitriles, INEOS Olefins, INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA, INEOS Oligomers, INEOS Polyolefins, INEOS Refining and INEOS Technologies

2006

INEOS acquires Innovene from BP, a 'transformational acquisition'

INEOS Phenol acquires the Chevron Phillips Cumene plant in Port Arthur

INEOS acquires BASF's US and Canadian Polystyrene Business and forms INEOS Styrenics

Nova Innovene Styrenics joint venture established

Innovene established as a BP subsidiary

INEOS acquires the former Amino Resins Business of UCB from CYTEC and forms INEOS Melamines

EVC becomes fully owned by INEOS and is renamed INEOS Vinyls

2005

INEOS Enterprises acquires Sulphur Chemicals Business from Rhodia

Formation of INEOS Enterprises

2004

INEOS acquires Methanova GmbH and forms INEOS Paraform

2003

INEOS acquires Phenolchemie and forms INEOS Phenol

INEOS acquires a majority shareholding in EVC

INEOS acquires Dow Chemicals' global Ethanolamine and USA/Canadian Gas/Spec™ gas treating Amines businesses

INEOS acquires ICI KLEA and forms INEOS Fluor

INEOS acquires ICI Chlor-Chemicals and forms INEOS Chlor

INEOS acquires Crosfield and forms INEOS Silicas

2001

Start up of Mobile Phenol plant in Alabama, USA

2000

INEOS formed to acquire the former BP site at Antwerp from Inspec

1998

EVC floated on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange

1994

KG Cracker commissioned at Grangemouth

Start up of Antwerp Phenol/Acetone plant

ICI and Teijin Limited joint venture to make KLEA™134A at Mihara, Japan

1993

ICI open the world’s largest HFC 134A plant at St Gabriel, Louisiana and the world’s first HFC 32 plant in the UK

1992

ICI commission the world's first HFC 134A plant

1990

EVC formed through a 50/50 joint venture between ICI and Enichem

1986

Antwerp site sold to BP Chemicals

1978

First gas phase Polyethylene plant commissioned at Lavéra

1975

Chocolate bayou site acquired by Amoco for Petrochemical manufacture

1967

Union Carbide construct Ethylene Derivatives site at Antwerp

1966

First commercialisation of Ammoxidation process for Acrylonitrile at Lima

Installation of two state-of-the-art Cell rooms at ICI Runcorn site for Chlorine and Caustic Soda production

1960

Start up of the Erdölchemie GmbH Petrochemical site at Köln, a 50/50 joint venture between BP and Bayer

1957

HDPE production started at Rosignano

Start up of Bayer ABS Business

1956

Start up of Gladbeck Phenol/Acetone plant in Germany

1954

First Naphtha Cracker started in Lavéra

1953

Start up of the Lavéra, France Petrochemicals facility

1949

1933 - Lavéra, France Oil Refinery starts production

1933

Grangemouth, UK Oil Refinery starts production

1924

First production of Formaldehyde in Mainz, Germany

1895

Castner Kellner Alkali Co. Lts started production of Caustic Soda at Runcorn, UK

1890