Our History

  1. Merak plant in Indonesia upgraded, increasing capacity and reducing CO2 per tonne

  2. INEOS acquired BP's Aromatics business and its technology

  3. Development of game-changing Infinia PET recycling technology announced

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

  5. PTAir launched, offering customers the opportunity to purchase a lower carbon feedstock

  6. Zhuhai #3 startup

    Capacity and technology of the plants in Geel expanded and upgraded

  7. Zhuhai #2 startup

  8. Startup of Zhuhai #1 and CAPCO 6

  9. Metaxylene unit built in Texas City

  10. PT Amoco Mitsui PTA Indonesia built

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

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

  13. Followed by a plant in Geel Belgium

  14. First of three PX plants built in Texas City USA

  15. 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.

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