Antwerp ENB Expansion Ineos Brings World's Biggest ENB Plant Back On–Stream

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Ineos completes plant expansion project at one of Europe's leading petrochemical hubs: The company has boosted its production capacity for Ethylidene Norbornene (ENB) to a total of 28,000 tonnes per year, making the Ineos Antwerp site the single largest ENB plant in the world.

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News from Antwerp, Belgium - ineos expands its producton assets
News from Antwerp, Belgium - ineos expands its producton assets
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Antwerp/Belgium – “We are pleased to be able to announce that we have successfully expanded our ENB plant to support our customer’s needs.” said Hans Casier, CEO Ineos Oxide. “Ongoing global growth, and demand from new ENB customers, in particular those producing ethylene-propylene-diene rubber, requires new capacity. Debottlenecking the Antwerp plant is a unique step by INEOS that will provide sufficient ENB for the next 2-3 years.”

ENB is used primarily in the production of ethylene-propylene-diene rubber (EPDM). Because it is extremely wear and weather resistant this high performance rubber is increasingly favoured for use in the automotive, white goods and construction industries. Its unique molecular structure means ENB is also used in the high value fragrance and flavours industry as a scent carrier.

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