INEOS Oxide has successfully expanded its ethylidene
norbornene (ENB) plant at its Antwerp facility, increasing
its capacity to 28,000 tpy. This makes it the single largest
ENB plant in the world.
We are pleased to be able to announce that we have
successfully expanded our ENB plant to support our
customers needs. said Hans Casier, CEO of INEOS
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 to 3 years.
ENB is used primarily in the production of ethylene propylene
diene rubber (EPDM). Since it is extremely wear and weather
resistant this high performance rubber is increasingly
favored for use in the automotive, white goods and construction
unique molecular structure means ENB is also used in the high
value fragrance and flavors industry as a scent carrier.