Here is a brief history of our business purchases and achievements

  1. INEOS becomes world’s first polymer producer to commission state-of-the-art technology for developing recyclable flexible films

    INEOS completes acquisition of TotalEnergies’ petrochemical assets at Lavera, France

    World’s first sustainable gas pipeline created from INEOS bio-polymer

  2. A world first: INEOS produces recyclable flexible packaging film made from more than 50% recycled plastic waste

  3. Construction of Europe’s most sustainable ethane cracker (Project ONE) kicks off

  4. INEOS and LACTEL partner to produce the world’s first HDPE Milk Bottles from advanced recycling

  5. INEOS signs largest ever industrial wind power purchase contract in Belgium with ENGIE

  6. Rosignano: OPENS a new advanced polymer pilot plant to integrate recycled components into new resins

    INEOS ANNOUNCES agreement with Viridor to take thousands of tonnes of recycled polymer to generate a hybrid polymer partially made from mechanically recycled plastic

    Köln: FIRST site to receive RSB certification enabling the manufacture of “Bio-attributed” polymers

    Recycl-IN polymer range launches – contain up to 50% Post-Consumer Recycled plastic compounded with highly engineered virgin polymers to meet customers’ high performance specification


    INEOS ANNOUNCES Antwerp as the location for the €3 billion Project One site

  7. INEOS announces €2.7 billion investment to CONSTRUCT the first cracker in Europe for over 20 years

    Köln: OPENS new €30 million office centralising the customer service centre and administration

  8. INEOS signs agreement to BUILD the largest butane storage tank in Europe

    Köln: CELEBRATES 50 years of operations at the site

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    First DEPARTURE of INEOS Intrepid, one of INEOS’ Dragon ships, carrying the historic first shale gas shipment from the US to Europe 

    Grangemouth: The new office OPENS as part of a £450 million investment in the site.

  10. Grangemouth: CONSTRUCTION of Europe’s largest ethane tank begins.

  11. INEOS DESIGNS and CONSTRUCTS the world’s largest gas carrier ship announced to bring ethane from the US to Europe

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    INEOS Olefins (Europe) and INEOS Polyolefins (Europe) are combined to form the current INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe business

  13. INEOS acquires Hydro Polymers and the remaining 50% share of the Noretyl Cracker at Rafnes from Norsk Hydro.

    Köln: Expansion of the Cracker by 100KTPA of Ethylene

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    INEOS acquires Borealis Norway and 50% of the Noretyl Cracker at Rafnes

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    INEOS restructures INNOVENE and forms INEOS Olefins (Europe) and INEOS Polyolefins (Europe) as two of its eleven 'stand alone' business units

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    INEOS acquires INNOVENE, BP's global Petrochemicals division, with BP, Solvay and Amoco heritage

  17. BP acquires PE business from Solvay

  18. Köln: Ethane Cracker line commissioned

    Lillo HDPE train 2 commissioned

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    Joint venture is agreed for all PE activities between BP and Solvay.

    BP acquires the Solvay PP business

    Köln: BP acquires the Bayer share of the EC-ERDÖLCHEMIE joint venture and changed name to BP Köln.

    Grangemouth: train 2KG Cracker commissioned

  20. Geel: PP2 is commissioned

  21. Grangemouth: KG Cracker train 1 commissioned

  22. Lillo: start of HDPE & PP production

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    Lavéra: Cracker №4 further debottlenecked to 700KTPA

  24. Köln: start-up of cracker №5

  25. Sarralbe PP production starts

  26. Lavéra: New PE plants using a gas phase process, designed by research team opens

  27. Köln: start-up of cracker No4. Sarralbe HDPE production starts

  28. Geel site is established

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    Rosignano: HDPE production unit starts

    Grangemouth: Polyethylene production starts

  30. Köln: Site founded as 'EC-ERDÖLCHEMIE', a joint venture of BP and Bayer

  31. Lavéra: Naphtachimie created by 3 partners: Pechiney, Kuhlmann and SGHP (first company name of BP in France)