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About INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe

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.


INEOS becomes world’s first polymer producer with state-of-the-art technology for developing recyclable flexible films

INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe has become the first polymer producer in the world to successfully commission a new pilot line for co-developing recyclable flexible packaging films with customers. It enables customers to carry out full-scale tests without losing production capacity on their own lines and could help prevent one million tonnes of waste going to landfill each year.

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Danish Government grants INEOS and its partners onshore CO2 storage exploration licence

The Danish Energy Agency has awarded INEOS and its partners, Wintershall Dea and Nordsøfonden an exploration licence for onshore CO2 storage in the Gassum formation in Jutland, Denmark. Wintershall Dea will act as the operator for the licence.

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Creating a more sustainable fan zone with Recycl-IN polymers

INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe helped a customer create 24,000m2 of artificial turf from Recycl-IN polymers that contain high levels of recycled materials for the eye-catching fan zone in Berlin – here’s how.

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Building the ethane tank - the logistical heart of Project ONE

The Project ONE yard in Antwerp is a hive of activity: more than 1,300 employees are at work, building Europe’s most sustainable ethane cracker. In the past two months, a first important landmark has been built at the yard in Lillo: the ethane tank. In this featured YouTube video, watch how the floor slab was poured.

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INEOS takes a major step forward in Southern France completing the acquisition of TotalEnergies’ petrochemical assets at Lavera

INEOS has completed the acquisition of TotalEnergies’ 50% share of Naphtachimie (720 ktpa steam cracker), Appryl (300 ktpa polypropylene business), Gexaro (270 ktpa aromatics business) and 3TC (naphtha storage) announced on July 5th. These businesses have until today been joint ventures between the two companies. A number of other infrastructure assets have also been acquired including part of TotalEnergies ethylene pipeline network in France.

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INEOS plays key role in launch of new Sunbites packaging by PepsiCo

INEOS has played a key role in the launch of new, premium quality snack packaging containing 50% recycled plastic - PepsiCo launched new Sunbites packaging in the UK and Ireland for the well-known snack brand. The new, recycled materials were produced using an advanced recycling process, demonstrating the important role it plays in meeting stringent EU requirements for demanding applications such as food contact packaging.

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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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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 more examples of the real action we’re taking.

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