About This Site
The Carson site sits on approximately 7.5 hectares (18 acres) and is located 25 miles south of Los Angeles. It is the only polypropylene production facility located west of the Rocky Mountains. The plant, which is comprised of a polypropylene manufacturing, packaging and shipping facility is uniquely situated to take advantage of the growing demand for flexible packaging products in North America and Asia. Production began in 1999 and today the facility is the largest single commodity exporter on the West Coast, and the second largest plastics exporter in the U.S.
With easy access to the Port of Long Beach, Carson is well positioned to export polyprpylene to the major ports of Asia and South America. The Carson plant has the logistical advantage of dispatching products to customers directly from the facility via several delivery modes: railcar, bulk truck and packages. It is co-located with one of the largest refineries in the Los Angeles basin which provides for a secure and stable source of feedstock. Our Carson polypropylene plant can produce more than 230KT of products per year. We employ 42 INEOS personnel and 25 contractors. The polypropylene resins produced at Carson are used in a variety of consumer applications from packaging to carpeting. Together with our other facilities, Carson produces enough carpet fiber resin each year to carpet 500,000 average sized homes in the U.S.