INEOS O&P Europe

Leading European producer of Olefins and Polyolefins

INEOS polymer used to create world’s first sustainable gas pipeline

INEOS produced bio-based high-density polyethylene (HDPE) has been used to create the world’s first fully sustainable gas pipeline. Installed by French gas utility network operator, GRDF, the pipeline only uses the low carbon footprint polymer.The HDPE is produced at INEOS’ plant in Lillo, Belgium. It is made from wood processing residues from the paper industry, to replace fossil fuel-derived feedstocks.

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About us

INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe has the capacity to manufacture over 8.5 million tons of chemicals and polymers at our eight sites. These are used to produce a wide range of derivative products, which both enable and enhance many aspects of life today. We are Europe's largest olefin producer with four of Europe’s most highly integrated and differentiated crackers, based in France, Germany, Norway and the UK. We produce 5.5 million tonnes per annum of olefins and aromatics, and 3 million tonnes of polyolefins. From a broad technology base we are able to produce polymers which are specifically tailored to provide high value solutions to customers in our chosen market sectors.

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Our commitment to a more sustainable future

Our products play an essential role in life, but we recognize and share society’s concerns about the impact of greenhouse gas emissions and plastic pollution. That’s why we are taking concrete action across the value chain alongside colleagues and partners to drive emissions down to net zero, create a circular economy where valuable raw materials stay in use and invest in key applications that will play a critical role in the net zero transition. Go to the sustainability section of this website for examples of the real action we’re taking.

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