Our History

  1. INEOS acquired BPs Aromatics business and its technology

  2. Capacity and technology of the plants in Cooper River enhanced and upgraded

  3. Capacity and technology of the plants in Geel expanded and upgraded

  4. Three plants built in Zhuhai, China in 2003

  5. PT Amoco Mitsui PTA Indonesia built

  6. Plants in Asia followed, first in Taiwan with China American Petrochemical Co Ltd (CAPCO)

  7. The world’s largest PTA facility at the time was built in Cooper River, USA.

  8. Followed by a plant in Geel Belgium

  9. Our first PTA plant was built in Decatur USA

  10. Leadership in the technology started in the early 1960s when the purification process was invented and key patents were filed by Amoco. BP continued building and operating PTA units for over 50 years around the world, as well as licensing its technology. 76% of all capacity built with our technology is still operating today in locations across the globe.

  11. Business began with purified terephthalic acid (PTA) when Amoco acquired the Mid-Century technology.