Ineos invests in new vinyl acetate monomer plant

Ineos Oxide is planning to build  a new vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) plant to support its strong position as a supplier to a broad range of markets, including the coatings, films and adhesives markets.

Ineos Oxide's integrated sites at Saltend -

The business is completing an engineering study into the construction of the plant that will also support the decision for the plant location, likely to be one of Ineos Oxide's integrated sites at Saltend, Hull (UK), Koln (Germany) or Antwerp (Belgium).

Global VAM market continues to grow

VAM is an essential building block in the production of many diverse products including paints, windscreens, high performance films, car fuel tanks, PVC and adhesives.  “Our 300 kt VAM project represents a further major investment for Ineos and will commit the business to a spend in the hundreds of millions of Euros, whether it is a new build, or a revamp of the former VAM production facility in Saltend, Hull” says Graham Beesley, CEO of Ineos Oxide.

Competitive advantage

Graham Beesley adds, “We are pleased to be re-entering the European VAM market where our upstream strength in ethylene and an array of top-notch strategic locations to choose from will give us a competitive advantage. The market is at present heavily reliant on imports from deep sea locations, and our new capacity is designed to plug the gap and improve supply dependability to our customer base”.

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