INEOS Oxide expands ENB capacity

INEOS Oxide will expand the production capability for ethylidene norbornene (ENB) at its site in Antwerp, Belgium. Capacity will be increased from 18 ktpa to 23 ktpa in two stages, with the initial expansion phase to take place in Q4 2005, making this unit the largest of its type globally. Demand for ENB continues to grow steadily for use in the production of EPDM rubber and cyclic olefin co-polymers for electronic and optical applications. The planned expansion of its ENB capacity will enable INEOS Oxide to continue to serve the growing needs of its customers worldwide.

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