History

Our History

Here is a brief history of our business purchases and achievements

INEOS Phenol and SINOPEC sign memorandum of understanding for Phenol/ Acetone joint venture in China

2011

Antwerp Plant capacity is increased to 680 KTE/A, making it the world's largest Phenol production site

2008

Debottlenecking of Mobile to 540 KTE/A and Antwerp to 500 KTE/A

2006

Acquisition of the Cumene Plant in Port Arthur (500 KTE/A) from Chevron Phillips and the Cumene Plant in Marl (250 KTE/A) from BP, followed by the de-bottleneck of Mobile, Antwerp and Gladbeck

2005

Debottlenecking of Mobile Plant to 440 KTE/A, Antwerp Plant to 450 KTE/A and Gladbeck Plant to 630 KTE/A Phenol

2003

INEOS acquires Phenolchemie and forms INEOS Phenol

2001

Start-up of Mobile Plant in Alabama, USA (400 KTE/A Phenol)

2000

Final step of the Gladbeck site expansion is completed, bringing phenol capacity to 620 KTE/A

1999

Merger of Degussa AG and Hüls AG resulting in Degussa-Hüls AG

1998

Doubling of capacity at Antwerp Plant (to 420 KTE/A Phenol)

1997

Acquisition by Hüls AG

1994

Start-up of Antwerp Plant in Belgium (200 KTE/A Phenol)

1993

Veba Chemie AG transferred its 50% share to Hüls AG

1979

Multi-step expansion of the Gladbeck site phenol capacity begins

Start up of Gladbeck Plant in Germany (8 KTE/A Phenol)

1954

Founding of Phenolchemie in Gladbeck, Germany

1952