Ammonia and nitric acid are key raw materials for the production of fertilisers. In addition, INEOS Enterprises’ ammonia is extensively used in the production of acrylonitrile, which is considered a building block for the production of polymers, such as ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene). Nitric acid is a raw material for the production of polyurethane, widely used in the manufacture of hard and soft foams, designed for the exacting requirements of the construction and automobile industry.

Rapeseed oil is primarily used in the production of INEOS’ Enterprises biodiesel, but is also used as a feedstock in other chemical products that have a wide range of chemical applications.

Glycerine is a raw material that can be used in the manufacture of further chemicals, such as propylene glycol. It can also be further processed for use in cosmetics (e.g. soaps) and pharmaceutical products.

INEOS Solvents Ethanol, due to its high solvency performance is used as a versatile process solvent for a wide range of reactive and non-reactive process steps, as well as being used as re-crystallisation solvent in its own right.

Sulphuric acid is one of the world’s largest industrial chemicals. INEOS’ sulphuric acid is used in the manufacture of a whole series of products such as hydrofluoric acid, caprolactum, ammonium sulphate, titanium dioxide, acrylonitrile and methyl methacrylate. These products serve many end markets ranging from refrigerants for air-conditioning units and domestic appliances to engineering polymers (PTFE, nylon, acrylic polymers), fertilisers, paints and coatings.

INEOS’ ultra-pure sulphuric acid is also used in the production of silicon wafers for the electronics industry, as well as electrolytes in battery manufacture.

INEOS‘ UV salt is used across Europe in Chlor alkali industry in the electrolysis of sodium chloride or brine. The full product of range for salt is sold to chemical distributors to be sold into a variety of end use applications including chemical manufacture and to produce brine, which is used to control well pressure in the drilling industry.


INEOS Compounds produce a range of products that can be used in construction from the floor up; ranging from PVC flooring compounds to ridge tile compounds. Other opportunities within this sector are our dry blend compounds for the manufacture of PVC windows, used in conjunction with gasketing materials. INEOS Compounds offer a full range of products covering conservatory manufacture from flooring, cable management and trunking to roof sheet and finials, all in addition to the conservatory frame itself. Guttering systems, inclusive of drain pipes are also a major application in this area.


INEOS Compounds offer a wide range of flexible and rigid PVC products used for  cable management, trunking, roof sheet, gasketing, hose and tube, stair nosing, floor trims, supermarket ticketing strips, cavity closures and rainwater goods.

Industrial Pure Dry Vacuum (PDV) salt is used in the manufacture & treatment of textiles & textile dyes.


PDV salt is manufactured to stringent food hygiene standards; it is also an important ingredient for the food industry where it is used for preservation and curing and for flavour enhancement.

Microfine Salt produced by INEOS is primarily used in food manufacture such as snack foods, butter and cheese making where a finer grade of salt is required for smooth processing.

Sea Salt is available to compliment high purity vacuum salts that are produced by INEOS Enterprises.

INEOS Enterprises PDV Salt is BRC accredited and Kosher and Halaal certified for food use.


INEOS Compounds offer both flexible and rigid compounds to this market, covering such items as body mouldings, dash trims, glass gasketing and auto harness wiring.

Medical & Pharma

INEOS Compounds  PVC compounds are used in the manufacture of medical devices including blood bags, tubing, IV sets and catheter devices CEREPLASTM Esters are widely used as plasticisers, which are particularly suited for use in the PVC products designed for the medical industry.

INEOS Solvents Ethanol meets all the requirements of the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP), the European Pharmacopoeia (EP) and the British Pharmacopoeia (BP). This allows our Ethanol to be used as feedstock and solvent in pharmaceuticals manufacture of insulin and anti-viral compounds.

Water Treatment

hydrosoft Granular is a unique water softening salt produced by a special evaporation process which forms rounded beads of salt from single crystals. Its flow ability and high purity make it the No.1 granular salt for water softening in the UK. Granular salt is also used in fish curing and other specialist applications because of its purity and particle size.

hydrosoft Tablets are square 'pillow' shaped tablets made by the very latest compaction technology. With no additives, this is the purest water softening salt tablet available.

INEOS’ sulphuric acid is used by the water industry for pH control and as ion exchange resin regeneration.


INEOS Solvents Ethanol can be used as screenwash in the Nordic countries.

INEOS Salt is widely used in the UK to de-ice roads in winter. For example, we came to the rescue of many road users in 2010 - see our news.


INEOS Compounds offer both flexible and rigid compounds for packaging covering the market from cosmetic containers to medical bottles and storage and crates. 


INEOS Compounds rigid PVC materials are used in the extrusion of underground, soil and drainage pipes.

Home & Electronic Appliances

INEOS Compounds offer a wide range of PVC cable compounds which are designed to meet BS7655 (TI1, TI2, TM1, TM2 & TM9). INEOS Compounds also offer a wide range of cable compounds with flame retardant properties which are ideal for this application.

Paint & Ink

INEOS Solvents Ethanol is an important solvent for the coatings and inks industry, particularly when used with flexible packaging for food contact.

Cosmetics & Personal Care

In the cosmetic sector, INEOS Solvents Ethanol is used in products such as antiperspirants, deodorants, perfumes, mouthwash, hair sprays and various other toiletries.

Detergents & Household

INEOS Solvents Ethanol is widely used in detergents and various household products, and particularly into anti-bacterial hand-wash gels.