The INEOS Acetyls business in Hull is based on the east coast of the UK. It’s the largest producer of acetic acid, acetic anhydride and ethyl acetate in Europe, and also home to the business’s global technology development and support team.
A manufacturing site for more than 100 years, the INEOS business is based on the 370-acre Saltend Chemicals Park – a cluster of world-class chemicals and renewable energy businesses at the heart of the UK’s energy estuary. Adjacent to the site is the Humber port complex, which is one of the busiest in Europe.
INEOS Acetyls includes chemical manufacturing plants, laboratories, workshops and offices.
From Hull, INEOS delivers products to customers across Europe by road, rail and ship. INEOS also has storage facilities based in Belgium, Spain and Norway, meaning the business is able to respond efficiently to customer demand in Europe.
INEOS Acetyls is accredited with ISO 9001 (quality management system) and ISO 14001 (environmental management system).
Acetic acid is one of the most versatile, organic chemicals manufactured today. It’s used in the production of food preservatives, and to make goods such as ink, pharmaceuticals, household cleaning products, textiles, paints, packaging and many more items.
Acetic anhydride is used in everyday products, including detergents, aspirin and paracetamol, wood acetylated products and plastics.
Ethyl Acetate (EtAc) is also used in in everyday items, such as decaffeination, printing inks, pharmaceuticals, paints, adhesives and nail varnish remover.